A certain Mela Samaila has been arrested for allegedly making away with a church’s offering box.
The offering box belonged to Ogun-based Grace Nations Church, alias Liberation City, reports say.
Samaila, who allegedly stole the offering box containing an undisclosed amount of money, was arrested shortly after he broke into the church located at Ojodu Abiodun in Ifo local government area.
The state spokesperson Abimbola Oyeyemi announced the arrest in a statement on Thursday.
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 alleged that 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.
“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.”
State police commissioner Edward Ajogun has directed that the suspect be charged to court, Oyeyemi said.