One Isaac Agbo, 19-year-old has been arrested by the FCT Police Command for allegedly robbing and stabbing a pastor of the Assemblies of God church.
The suspect who was in the company of his friend allegedly went to the residence of the Pastor, John Jonathan in Karmajiji area of Abuja, stabbed and robbed him.
The Commissioner of Police in charge of FCT, CP Bala Ciroma confirmed this while parading the suspects on Wednesday in Abuja.
Ciroma who was represented by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Criminal Investigation Department, DCP Salisu Gyadi said the pastor was stabbed at his back and is currently recovering at an undisclosed hospital.
Narrating how Agbo was arrested, the CP said: “On the 8th February 2019, at about 2030 hours, a report was received of a robbery in progress at the residence of one Pastor John in Karmajiji, Abuja. Police operatives moved to the scene and met the pastor in a pool of his blood while a locally made pistol and dagger was left behind by the robbers while they were escaping.
“In the course of trailing the robbers, One Isaac Agbo aged 19 of Games Village, Abuja was arrested and he confessed to the crime. In his confession, he said that when they got to the house of the Pastor, they were able to enter but met resistance. In the process, they stabbed him at his back and ran when alarm was raised.”
The CP added that Agbo’s accomplice, one Ibrahim is currently at large but effort is being intensified to arrest him.