Police command in Ogun State have arrested one 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 carting away the offering box with an undisclosed amount of money.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson of the state police command, disclosed that 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 04:00am that a thief scaled the fence of the church, broke into the main auditorium and made away with the church offering box.
Oyeyemi stated that upon receiving the distress call, the DPO Ojodu Abiodun division, CSP Eyitayo Akinluwade quickly mobilized his patrol team to the scene, swept 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 initial investigation revealed that the suspect was once a security guard in the church, but was relieved of his duty due to some untoward behavior.
He further disclosed 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.