Police Arrest 18-Year-Old For Stealing N670,000 Tithes, Offerings From Church

Police Arrest 18-Year-Old For Stealing N670,000 Tithes, Offerings From Church

By Manny Akpan | News Reporter on October 22, 2019
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EFCC Samuel Semion, Cletus Joseph, Mathew Kuyau

The Police have arrested Elikor Ehud, an 18-year-old in Ejigbo for allegedly stealing tithes and offerings belonging to Chosen Vine Ministry, Furniture Avenue.

Specifically, Bala Elkana, the Lagos State command Police public relations officer, PPRO, disclosed this in a statement in Lagos on Sunday, October 21, 2019.

Elkana said that one Moses Nwoke, a pastor of the said ministry had reported at Ejigbo Police Station; about the stolen tithes and offering from the church altar by some unknown persons.

“After a thorough and painstaking investigation Ejigbo police station conducted, they caught and arrested the suspect, Ehud,” the police statement said.

“He confessed stealing the sum of N670,000 from the church boxes; and also mentioned one Lucky as his accomplice.

“Efforts are on to apprehend the said accomplice. The suspect will be charged to court,” he said.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Nigeria Police Force for the discovery of a child-theft racket in Kano State. Also, the President hailed the busting of fake correctional centres in Kaduna and Katsina states.

Buhari disclosed this in a statement by Garba Shehu, his senior special assistant on media and publicity, on Saturday, October 18, 2019. Furthermore, he urged the police to sustain its good efforts across the country.

The president was reacting to the incidents and arrests made by the police concerning the incidents.

Buhari noted that such arrests were in line with his commitment to human rights and dignity of the citizens regardless of their age, religion and ethnicity.

He said he would not support criminality under any guise, including the abduction of children and selling them off illegally.

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