Ogun church ex-guard arrested for stealing offering box


Published January 8, 2021

Daud Olatunji , Abeokuta
Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a former security guard at the Grace Nations Church , aka Liberation City , Mela Samaila, for allegedly breaking into the church auditorium.
Samaila, who reportedly stole the offering box containing an undisclosed amount of money , was arrested shortly after he broke into the church located at Ojodu Abiodun in the Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State .
The state Police Public Relations Officer , DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi , disclosed these on Thursday in a statement .
Oyeyemi said the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the police at the Ojodu Abiodun divisional headquarters from security men on duty at the church .
He said the suspect broke into the church around 4 am on Thursday .
According to him, the guards told the police that a thief scaled the fence of the church , broke into the main auditorium and made away with the church ’s offering box .
He said , “ 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.
“ 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. ”
The PPRO said the state Commissioner of Police , Edward Ajogun, had directed that the suspect be charged to court

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