By Rotimi Ojomoyela
Ado-Ekiti—A 33-year-old man, Akindele Olufemi, was yesterday, paraded by Ekiti State Police Command for allegedly stealing N620,115 offering belonging to a church in Osun State.
Also paraded were three persons, who allegedly faked kidnapping and for trying to collect of N5 million ransom under false pretence.
The command’s spokesman, DSP Sunday Abutu, said Olufemi was intercepted by the police at Igbara Odo Ekiti, after perpetrating the act at the Christ Apostolic Church’s Campground, Ikeji Arakeji, in Osun State.
Abutu said: “On September 16, 2022 at about 04:30 am, the command’s operatives, while on stop and search along Igbara-Odo-Akure road, intercepted one Akindele Olufemi, and was found with a school bag loaded with different denominations of naira notes.
“During interrogation, the suspect confessed that he travelled from Iropara-Ekiti to Christ Apostolic Church Campground, Ikeji, Arakeji, Osun State to steal the N620,115 from the church’s offering vault.
“The suspect further revealed that he was employed as a security guard of the church some time ago before he voluntarily resigned.”
Also, Abutu paraded one Sunday Abah, Adejoh Friday and Simeon Ojodomo for kidnapping after receiving a complaint from one Omoniyi Taiwo of Kajola Street, Ikere-Ekiti on September 3, 2022, around 4 pm about the alleged kidnap of Ameh Sunday, who was working in his site at Ikere-Ekiti.
Abutu revealed that the complainant recounted that the kidnappers were demanding N5 million ransom from him.
“Upon the receipt of the information, a team of the RRS operatives swung into action and arrested the purported victim in his hideout at Ikere-Ekiti on 16th September 2022.”