Ekiti State Police Command has Paraded a 32 Year old man identified as Akindele Opeyemi Olufemi, who was arrested at a “Stop and Search Point” of the Safer Highways of the Command.
According to the police, he was on a Motorcycle and had a bag on him. He initially rebuffed all attempt to Search his bag, but was later overpowered by the security operatives.
After a thorough Search, Different Denomination of the Nigerian Currency was Found in his possession.
He could not give a clear explanation as to how the Money came about, but after further interrogation, it was discovered that the Suspect stole the money from the Christ Apostolic Church, Camp Ground in Ikeji, Ara-Ikeji, Osun State, and was intercepted by the Men of the Ekiti state Police Command on his way to the State.
He confessed to the commission of the crime, as he said he served in the Church for Two years as a Security guard and resigned earlier this Year, so he went back to the Camp Ground on the guise of a “Personal all night Prayer” and made way to the Church offering Vault and carted away the Money.
The Money when counted was Six hundred Thousand, One hundred and Fifteen naira (600,115 Naira)
Police spokesman, DSP Sunday Abutu, told newsmen that the suspect had already confessed to the crime and would be arraigned after the completion of the investigation.
He said the 18 other suspects were arrested for offences such as kidnapping, armed robbery, cultism, attempted murder, burglary and conspiracy.
Abutu noted that the suspects were among those terrorising the people of the state, stressing that their arrests were made possible through intelligence provided by residents of the state.
He listed items recovered from the suspects to include two big power generating sets, shoes, clothes and cash.
Abutu assured that they would all be arraigned at the completion of investigations.
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