Security man arrested for stealing money from church

An employee of a private security company who was manning a Christian Apostolic Church (CAC) resigned after sneaking into the collection box to steal money, but his luck ran out when he was detained by police even before he could return home.

The spectacular event took place at Ikeji Arakeji, the church’s Campground branch in Osun State, Nigeria. claims that Olufemi Akindele, 32, stole N620,115 from the offering vault and was on his way home to consider how to spend it when he ran into officers from the Ekiti State Police Command at a roadblock.

According to the news source, the police allegedly stopped Akindele during their stop-and-search along the Igbara Odo-Akure Road and searched him before discovering a school bag filled with notes of all denominations on him.

The Ekiti Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Sunday Abutu, is quoted to have said: “During interrogation, the suspect confessed that he travelled all the way from Iropara Ekiti to the CAC Campground, Ikeji, Arakeji, Osun State, to steal a cash sum of N620,115 from the offering vault of the church.”

The Ekiti State Police Command paraded him alongside nineteen other suspects of other crimes at the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) Office, Ado Ekiti.

Akindele told journalists that he became aware of where the church kept its money as a result of working for a long time as its security guard.

After stealing the money, he resigned unprovoked, forgetting that God was not asleep when he was committing the crime, and there was no hiding place for him (suspect) under his (God’s) watchful eyes.

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