Mela Samaila, a former Church security guard has been arrested by men of the Nigeria Police Force in Ogun State for allegedly allegedly stealing a church offering box.
According to the report confirmed to newsmen by the state police spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect invaded Grace Nations Church (Liberation City) where he used to be a guard and went away with the offering box containing an undisclosed amount of money.
Oyeyemi said Samaila was apprehended following a distress call to the Ojodu Abiodun divisional headquarters about 4am that a thief jumped through the church fence with offering box containing some funds.
Some security men on duty at the church reportedly contacted the police about the event.
Oyeyemi noted that 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 recovered from him.
The police spokesman said a preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect was once a security man in the church, but was relieved of his duty due to some unacceptable acts by him.
He added that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Edward A. Ajogun, has directed that the suspect be charged to court without delay as soon as the investigation is concluded.