The Ogun state police command has arrested 236 people inside the auditorium at the Redemption Camp of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).
The raid, which took place on Thursday, June 16, was allegedly because of reports that criminals use the auditorium as a refuge after committing crime.
According to the state spokesperson, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, the raid on the worship centre followed series of reports and intelligence gathering that people with questionable character use the auditorium as a safe haven after committing crime.
Adejobi said, “Our men carried out the raid in the early hours of Thursday after a series of report that criminals have taken the RCCG Auditorium at Kilometre 46, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, as hideout.
“As early as 2am, they arrested 236 persons, 165 are males while 71 are females.
The suspects are currently being screened. Those who have genuine reason to be at the auditorium for prayer would be released while those who cannot identify themselves would be prosecuted,” the police spokesman added.