Police capture Obadeki, the prime suspect in Kogi church bombing

The police in Kogi state have announced the capture of Abdulmannan Obadeki, a prime suspect in the dastardly killing of worshipers at the Deeper Life Bible Church in Otite area of Okehi Local Government, Kogi State.

Gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram Islamist sect had attacked the Deeper Life church in the evening of Monday, 6th August, seizing the church entrance and spraying bullets indiscriminately into the congregation that had converged for the weekly Bible Study. Scores of worshippers were murdered in the tragedy while many others sustained fatal injuries.

According to the police, Obadeki, 32, a resident of 8 Lafia Street, Okene, was captured at a farm settlement in Ulowo, Owo in Ondo State, after losing out in a gun battle against policemen that left him injured.

Confirming the arrest, Kogi Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Musa Katsina said that Obadeki was hiding behind a banana tree in the bush when men, led by Deputy Commissioner of Police Zanna Mohammed, found him.