The identities of the five suspects arrested in connection with the brutal killing of worshippers at St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State, have been unveiled.
It would be recalled that not less than 40 worshippers were killed with several others injured in the attack that occurred on Sunday morning, July 5, 2022.
The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, on Tuesday, August 9, revealed the suspects are, Idris Abdulmalik Omeiza, Momoh Ojo Abubakar, and Aliyu Yusuf Itokpka, Auwal Ishaq Onimisi, and 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 said in Abuja.
Adding that he was arrested on August 1, 2022, at Eka Okehi Kogi State during an operation with other branches of security. While Idris Ojo, 32, was arrested on August 7, at 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.