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Police picked Church ex-guard for stealing offering box

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A former security guard attached to Grace Nations Church also known as Liberation City situated in Ogun state Nigeria has been arrested by men of the state Police Command for allegedly breaking into the church auditorium.

The ex-guard named Mela 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.

Disclosing the incident on Thursday, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola 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 4am 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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