Owo Attack: How Miscreants Stole Valuables From Dead Bodies – Catechist
By Okungbure Idowu
2 months ago
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Shortly after the gunmen who killed worshippers at Saint Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State, left, miscreants poured into the church removing valuables from the victims and stealing money from the offering box, the church’s catechist has said.
Jonatus Awolo, the catechist, who escaped during the attack, told PREMIUM TIMES that the shooting lasted for over 30 minutes, and started when worshippers were marking the Feast of Pentecost.
He said thugs, believed to be members of the community, searched the bodies of the dead and went away with their belongings.
“Some people came inside the church after the perpetrators left,” said Mr Awolo.
“It was some area boys in the street because after I escaped the gunshot, I came back again to check the situation of things after the perpetrators left. When I got back, I saw some people inside the sacristy, some boys were inside the sacristy, some of them were searching everywhere.”