Former church security guard arrested for stealing offering box


A former church security guard at Grace Nations Church aka Liberation City, has been arrested for breaking into the church auditorium and cathing away the offering box with an undisclosed amount in it.


The suspect, Mela Samaila was arrested Thursday, 7th January, 2021 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.


The Ogun State Police Spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement made available to Blueprint stated that the DPO Ojodu Abiodun division, Csp Eyitayo Akinluwade on receiving the call, 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 recovered from him.


The statement further revealed that preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect was once a security man in the church, but was relieved of his duty due to some untoward behavior.


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.