Saturday, 18 June 2016
Police raid RCCG Redemption Camp, arrests 236 people – Read Why
The Redemption Camp of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has been invaded by the Ogun state police command over reports that people with questionable character use the auditorium as refuge.
In the raid which occurred on Thursday, June 16, 236 people inside the auditorium were arrested by the police, New Telegraph reports.
According to the state spokesperson, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, the raid on the worship centre followed series of reports and intelligence gathering that people with questionable character use the auditorium as a safe haven after committing crime.
Adejobi said, “Our men carried out the raid in the early hours of Thursday after a series of report that criminals have taken the RCCG Auditorium at Kilometre 46, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, as hideout.
As early as 2am, they arrested 236 persons, 165 are males while 71 are females.
“The suspects are currently being screened. Those who have genuine reason to be at the auditorium for prayer would be released while those who cannot identify themselves would be prosecuted,” the police spokesman added.