Ex-church security guard steals offering box, arrested


Ogun State Police Command says it has arrested a former security guard at Grace Nations Church aka Liberation City, Mela Samaila, for allegedly breaking into the church auditorium and stole the offering box with an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect who was said to have scaled the church fence to gain entry, was arrested on Monday Thursday 7th of January 2021.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the police at Ojodu -Abiodun Divisional Headquarters from security men on duty at the church, at about 04.00am that a thief scaled the fence of the church, broke into the main auditorium and made away with the church offering box.

Acting on the call, he said the Divisional Police Officer, Ojodu- Abiodun, CSP Eyitayo Akinluwade quickly mobilised patrol team to the scene, combed the area and succeeded in arresting the suspect with the help of the security men of the church and the offering box was recovered from him.

Oyeyemi added that the preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect was once a security man in the church, but was relieved of his duty due to some untoward behaviour.

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has directed that the suspect be charged to court without delay as soon as investigation was concluded.


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