56-year-old robbery suspect, Peter Iyesele, who claims
he is also a pastor, has revealed that he wanted to use
the proceeds from his robbery to build a new
church. Pastor Iyesele and two others who specialise in
hijacking and diverting trucks transporting goods
within Lagos and Ogun States were arrested by
Operatives of the Federal Anti-robbery Squad,
FEDSARS after a tip-off that a group of robbers had
hijacked a 25ft container containing 25units of heavy
duty outdoor split air conditioners worth over N25m.
They were later arrested at their respective homes when
the FEDSARS men where able to trace one of the
robbers to his base in Ijora, after they had successfully
hijacked the goods and transported it to their warehouse
in Ibadan. The 4th man, one Oliver is however still on
22 units of the airconditioners have so far been
recovered, while two had already gone missing and one
Here’s how major suspect, Pastor Iyasele narrated the
“My name is Peter Iyesele, 56-year-old, I am married
and I have four children. I am a pastor and I have a
church along Badagry expressway.
“I was arrested at Igando bus-stop for participating
in hijacking and diversion of goods worth over N25
million. I have been engaging in these operations for
years but after a while I stopped and invested
proceeds from the operations in transportation.
“For about nine years, I didn’t participate in any of
these operations because I had made enough from the
operations until I received a call from God to serve
him. I was doing well in my transportation business
before I was duped by a woman.
“The reason I went back into robbing was to get money
to expand the church of God where I pastor. If I had
succeeded, I would have used the proceeds to build a
house for God.”
The three men have been charged to court while police
are still making efforts to arrest Oliver.