Six private security guards who work for a Port Harcourt new generation church have been detained on suspicion of robbing and trying to sell the organization’s belongings.
When the church security staff were transporting large iron rods and other church property to the Rivers State D-Line axis for sale, they were stopped by a vigilante gang.Victor Ohaji, the chairman of the vigilante organisation known as PHALGA Security Watch, revealed that the arrest was made in response to an intelligence report the group received early on Sunday.
“My men called me at around one in the morning saying that some private security guys in the Winners Chapel church are vandalising things inside the church and taking the items in a truck to the Railway dump to sell in cooperation with scavengers,” Ohaji said.
crew and I went to the location right away. Since they weren’t there, we proceeded to the scavengers’ location, where we discovered and captured the Winners Chapel Security personnel.
They acknowledged that their Chief Security Officer, managers, and some federal government security agents were not the only ones involved in the operation.”We called the Olu Obasanjo Divisional Police Officer, arrested them, recovered the stolen items, and turned the six of them over to him for a thorough investigation.”
In another incidence, the leader of the vigilante group revealed that a middle-aged guy going by the name Chigbo was taken into custody on Sunday morning at three in the morning for vandalising a Rivers State Waste Management Agency vehicle that was parked in front of a church at IKoku, along Ikwerre Road, Port Harcourt.
Ohaji claimed that the truck driver reported to his residence that he had left the truck there at around five in the morning, and that upon his return, the truck’s compacting mechanism had been vandalised.He claimed that the culprit was also taken into custody and turned over to Olu Obasanjo police.
When reached, Grace Iringe-Koko, a spokesman for the State Police Command, verified the event and stated that an investigation was still on.She declared, “These security guards colluded and sold the church rods, which were used for church activities.
However, the vigilante arrested them while they were taking it for sale, and they are now with us (the police). They are being profiled, and the inquiry is still underway.