Identities of the five arrested suspects of Owo church massacre revealed

The identities of five suspects detained as part of the investigation into the brutal murder of the worshipers at St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State, has been revealed.

It is important to remember that more than 40 worshippers died and numerous others injured during the incident that took place on a Sunday morning, the 5th of July, 2022.

The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, on Tuesday the 9th of August, revealed that the suspects are Idris Abdulmalik Omeiza Momoh Ojo Abubakar, Aliyu Yusuf Itokpka Auwal Ishaq Oimisi, along with Idris Ojo.

“Omeiza is one of the masterminds of the 5th June attack of the Catholic Church in Owo as well as the attack on a police station in Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi State that led to the killing of a policeman as well as weapons carted away,” the CDS declared in Abuja.

He added that he was detained on August 1, 2022 in Eka Okehi Kogi State in an operation that involved other security branches. Meanwhile, Idris Ojo, who is 32 was arrested on August 7 in Aiyetoro C in Ondo State.

“Idris Ojo wasn’t done with his previous activities but was planning other deadly attacks along with his cronies before his arrest,” General Irabor added.







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