The Ogun police command says it has arrested one Mela Samaila , a former security guard at Grace Nations Church a.k.a Liberation City, for allegedly breaking into the church auditorium and stole the offering box containing undisclosed amount of money.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Thursday.
According to Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested on January 7 following a distress call received by the police at Ojodu Abiodun divisional headquarters from security men on duty at the church.
“They said at about 4am , a thief scaled the fence of the church, broke into the main auditorium and made away with the church offering box.
“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.
“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 said.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Ajogun has directed that the suspect be charged to court without delay as soon as investigation is concluded.