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Hoodlums Storm Church in Akure - Flogged Pastor, Stole offering

Scores of hoodlums today reportedly invaded the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Pillar of Fire located at LA primary school area of Akure, the Ondo state capital during service, flogged its Pastor, Pastor Arije and other church members.

The thugs also destroyed some other items which include Plastic Chairs, wall Clock, window glass and electrical appliances among other items found in the church after the members had run away for safety.

According to an eyewitness, the policemen who came to calm the situation arrested some of the hoodlums but were attacked by the mob who consequently rescued the arrested thugs.
While trying to rescue the arrested thugs from the hands of the policemen, one of the cops was also stabbed on the neck with a broken bottle by one of the hoodlums

However, the cause of the attack on the church has remained unknown but a source said a rival Pastor of one of the churches within the area might have sponsored the attack.

Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Wole Ogodo said details of the incident was still sketchy since the ugly incident happened over the weekend.

The PPRO also said the Command was still investigating the reason for the action of the hoodlums.

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