- Olufemi Akindele, a 32-year-old man who travelled from Ekiti to the CAC campground in Osun state to steal over N600,000, has been arrested by the police
- According to the police, the suspect was arrested during a stop and search on Odo-Akure road on a motorbike in Ekiti
- Akindele confessed to committing the crime after interrogation when different naira notes were found in the school bag he was carrying on his way to Ekiti
Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti - The Ekiti state police command has paraded 32-year-old Olufemi Akindele, who allegedly stole N620,115 from an offering vault of the Christian Apostolic Church Campground at Ikeji Arakeji in Osun state.
The alleged thief was arrested on September 16 around 4:30am, BBC News Pidgin reported.
How Nigerian man steals over N600k from offering box in a church in Osun
In a statement released by the police authority, the suspect was arrested during a stop and search on Odo-Akure road.
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According to the statement, the suspect was carrying a schoolbag full of different naira notes but confessed to the crime after interrogation.
He also revealed that he worked as a security guard in the church before penning down his resignation.
Christianity in Nigeria
Christianity is one of the main religions in Nigeria.
Offerings and tithes are one of the things the Christian faithful give to the religious house.
The money often goes to running the church, including building, maintenance and church programmes that were used to spread the gospel.
A statement by the Ekiti state police public relations officer, Sunday Abutu, reads in part:
“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.”
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