The Ogun State Police Command have arrested a former security guard of a church called The Grace Nations Church, popularly called Liberation City, Mela Samaila, for allegedly breaking into the church auditorium and stealing the church offering box.
The man who allegedly stole the offering box containing an undisclosed amount of money, known as Samaila was arrested shortly after he broke into the church premises situated at Ojodu Abiodun in the Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the State Police Public Relations Officer, disclosed these information on Thursday in a statement.
The Officer said the suspect was arrested following an emergency call received by the Police at the Ojodu Abiodun Divisional Headquarters from security men on duty at the church premises.
He further said the suspect broke into the church around 4am on Thursday.
The guards told the police that a thief jumped over the fence of the church, broke into the main auditorium and made away with the church’s offering box.
“Upon the distress call, the DPO Ojodu Abiodun division, CSP Eyitayo Akinluwade, quickly mobilised his 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.
Further investigation revealed that the suspect was once a security man in the church, but was relieved of his duty due to some untoward behaviour.” he said.
The PPRO said the State Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, had directed that the suspect be charged to court following his confession and made to face the law.