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Sacked security guard steals offering box from church


Police in Ogun State on Monday arrested a suspect, Mela Samaila, a former security guard at Grace Nations Church a.k.a Liberation City, for breaking into the Church auditorium and stealing the offering box containing an undisclosed amount of money.

The incident happened on Monday after Church service the previous Sunday, where the offering was collected and put inside the box.

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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.

Upon the distress call, the DPO Ojodu Abiodun Division, CSP Eyitayo Akinluwade, quickly mobilized 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 subsequently recovered from him.

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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 Commissioner of Police, CP Edward A. Ajogun, has directed that the suspect be charged to Court without delay as soon as investigation is concluded.

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