Ex-Security guard arrested for stealing church offering in Ogun

Men of Ogun State Police command have nabbed Mela Samaila, pictured above, a former security guard at Grace Nations Church a.k.a Liberation City for allegedly breaking into the church auditorium and stealing the offering box with an undisclosed amount of money.

Spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect, was apprehended following a distress call received by the police at Ojodu Abiodun divisional headquarters from security men on duty at the church, at about 04:00 am that a thief scaled the fence of the church, broke into the main auditorium and made away with the church offering box.

Oyeyemi said 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.

He said 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.

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.

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