According to The Sun, the men were part of a 4-man robbery gang that specialized in robbing churches in Abuja of their tithes and offerings.
The robbers, who disguise as worshipers, attend the service of a church and then attack and rob them of the offerings collected.
Luck however ran out on them after they attacked the Kingdom Connection Church, Jabi Daki-Biyu Abuja. They had overpowered the security guards in the church and carted away with the church's offering, musical instruments, laptops, GSM handsets and also removed the brain box of church’s Toyota Hummer bus. Unfortunately for them, they were later caught.
When interrogated, one of the suspects, Isaac Nyam said
“We specialized in robbing churches in Abuja. Usually one member of our gang would attend service in the church before we go to rob the place. When the service is on, we will watch what they are doing, especially during the offering time. We will watch where the ushers take the offering box after the service and in the night we go back for the operation.”According to the FCT Commissioner of Police, Mr. Wilson Inalegwu, after much investigation, the robbers' hideout was located and they were subsequently arrested. The police recovered an English Berata pistol and three other pistols from the gang.
The suspects will soon be charged to court.