Police arrest 33-year-old man for stealing church offerings

The police in Ekiti State have paraded a  33-year-old man, Akindele Olufemi, for allegedly stealing N620,115 offering belonging to a church in Osun State.

The command also paraded three persons, who allegedly faked kidnapping and for trying to collect of N5 million ransom under false pretence.

 Spokesperson of the command, DSP Sunday Abutu, said Olufemi was intercepted by the police at Igbara Odo Ekiti, after perpetrating the act at the Christ Apostolic Church’s Campground, Ikeji Arakeji, in Osun State.

According to him,“On September 16, 2022 at about 04:30 am, the command’s operatives, while on stop and search along Igbara-Odo-Akure road, intercepted one Akindele Olufemi, and was found with a school bag loaded with different denominations of naira notes”.

He said the suspect confessed to commiting the crime during interogation.



He added that the suspect said  he travelled from Iropara-Ekiti to Christ Apostolic Church Campground, Ikeji, Arakeji, Osun State to steal the N620,115 from the church’s offering vault.

The suspect, he stressed further revealed that he was employed as a security guard of the church some time ago before he voluntarily resigned