Now Reading
Man steals money from church twice, gets caught the third time

A suspected church robber, Ehiosun Junior, has been arraigned before an Egor Chief Magistrate Court, over alleged attempt to steal the church offerings during its annual thanksgiving.

Testifying under cross examination at the resumed hearing of the case, the Pastor in charge of the church, Christ Apostolic Church, Rev. Igbinigie Anthony, said the alleged thief had broken into the church on 2 previous occasions and made away with N52, 000 cash.
The cleric told the court that he had a premonition that the thief would return to steal the thanksgiving collections, so he and the church’s Youth President, who was simply identified as Okoh, decided to sleep in the church that day.
He said

The first time the suspect broke into the church, he stole N40,000, but I asked the church to pray to God to forgive the thief.

“On the 12th, they came back through the same place and stole N9,000 and other offering money. On the 23rd, 12 cans of malt were stolen.

“After our thanksgiving on the 30th, I knew the thief will come back because we kept all the monies and items realized inside the church. At about 11:45 pm, I saw a shadow because we switched off all the lights in the church.

“I pointed a torch at the person and he ran away towards the direction of the Youth President who caught him. The accused said he was the only one and we called the police who took him away to Okhoro Police Station,” Rev. Igbinigie told the court.

He told the court that they discovered that the accused was present at the church thanksgiving and was served food and drinks.
 
The suspect who was arraigned on a 4-count charge, pleaded not guilty.
 
The case has been adjourned to August 17 for further hearing.
 
 
PM News






style="display:inline-block;width:728px;height:90px"

data-ad-client="ca-pub-1631026062933534"

data-ad-slot="5681612008">




Amy Media

↑ Grab this Headline