The Ekiti State Police command has arrested a 32-year-old man, identified as Akindele Opeyemi Olufemi, for allegedly breaking into church’s offering box to steal over N620,115 on Tuesday.
The suspect was arrested at a “Stop and Search Point” of the Safer Highways of the Command, according to the police.
It was gathered that, Olufemi who was on a Motorcycle, initially rebuffed all attempts by the police to search his bag.
However, when he was overpowered by the Police, they discovered he had different denomination of Nigerian Currency with him. He was subsequently arrested after he couldn’t explained how the money came about.
Investigation revealed that the suspect stole the money from the Christ Apostolic Church, Camp Ground in Ikeji, Ara-Ikeji, Osun State, and was intercepted by the Men of the Ekiti state Police Command on his way to the State.
According to the suspect, “he served in the church for two years as a security guard and resigned earlier this year, so I went back to the Camp Ground in the guise of a “Personal all night Prayer” and made away to the church offering vault containing over N620,115.”