Pastor who steals laptops of conference and seminar participants, arrested during fellowship
Ikemefuna Aje, 47, was arrested on Wednesday, by the operatives of Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command, after he had gate-crashed into a seminar organised for internet brand managers at a hotel in GRA, Ikeja, Lagos.
He made away with 5 MacBooks, one HP computer and some assorted personal effects of the workshop participants. Ikemufuna, captured on CCTV, drove into the venue, before heading straight into seminar, precisely when the participants were having launch in another room.
The suspect, who was corporately dressed, wore the tag of seminar participants before making away with the items. He had, after stealing the said items, taken them to computer village, Ikeja, and sold them to one Saliu Ibraheem for N1, 110, 000.
RRS operatives in tracking the suspect traced him to 5, Tony Street, Ejigbo, Lagos where he was hosting about 34 other church members in an house-fellowship.
Recovered from his house, were a car a 4Runner Toyota, a master key, Zinox laptop, several computer bags, computer and tablet accessories as well as seminar materials and a sum of N700, 000.
The seminar organiser said the seminar was not advertised online neither in any national newspapers and they’re surprised how he got to know of the event and managed to come at the exact time about a hundred participants were having launch.
According to sources, Ikemefuna had several scouts who furnish him with information on conferences and seminars. The suspect said that the seminar was one of the many others where he had gate crashed.
The buyer of the stolen items said he had known Ikemefuna for more than 7 years. As at yesterday, the operatives had recovered all the laptops.