Bank robbery: Pastor nabbed for keeping gang riffles in Imo

The operatives of the Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad of the Imo state police command have arrested the founder of Jesus The Rock Of Salvation Healing Ministry ,Uratta in the Owerri North Local Government Area of the state,pastor Michael Chiedozie Anochima, in connection with the February 22,2017,armed robbery attack.
The attack at the Wetheral road branch of Zenith bank in Owerri ,the state capital left two police men dead ,with another wounded, while one of the armed robbers was gun down during the operation.
The police who had since rounded up the remaining three fled armed robbers, said the arrest of the cleric during a church service last Sunday was a major breakthrough in the investigation process of the crime.
A police source who spoke to our correspondent on Wednesday ,said that the arrest of the last fleeing member of the gang ,Chinonso Onwugbuchlam ,one year after the incident took place ,was what helped the police to arrest the pastor.
The source disclosed that it was in the cause of interrogation that the last member of the gang who was arrested by F-SARS operatives in port Harcourt one year after the robbery attack mentioned the pastor’s name .
According to the source “The arrest of the last fleeing member of the gang one year after the robbery attack was what led to us the pastor .
Chinonso Onwugbuchulam ,in the cause of interrogation by the operatives of the F-SARS named one pastor Chiedozie Michael Anochima as one of them.The pastor is 36 years old and he is founder of Jesus The Rock Of Salvation Healing Ministry .The church is in Urratta in Owerri North LGA “.
The Source told PUNCH Metro that ,the last fleeing member of the gang confessed that the pastor who is in police custody now keeps the gang’s riffles after operations and equally prays for them for protection.
” Onwuegbuchulam led the F-SARS operatives to his church where we arrested him during a church service .One year after the incident occurred ,the pastor was surprised to see us .We swooped on him and arrested him immediately. That was last Sunday”.the source said .
Confirming the arrest ,the state commissioner of police, Chris Ezike,said that the nabbing of “The Man of God” was a big breakthrough for the command .
Ezike ,said “yes it is true .We have arrested the pastor and he with us .You know that criminal investigation is like kerosene, it spreads .The more you investigate a crime,the more it spreads .
We are working harder to make sure that all those involved in the bank robbery attack at Zenith bank in 2017,do not escape justice .We will parade the pastor before newsmen very son”.
Our correspondent gathered that the arrest of the pastor which caused stir during the church service had made members of the church flee.

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