It was the end of road for 32 years old Olufemi Akindele as he was apprehended by operatives of the Ekiti State Police Command for allegedly carting away the sum of N620,115 from the church he was guarding.
The suspect worked as a security guard at the Christian Apostolic Church Campground at Ikeji Arakeji, Osun State.
The security guard was one of the 20 suspects that the Command paraded for different offences at the Rapid Response Squad Office, Ado Ekiti.
He was nabbed by operatives of the police while fleeing with a bag containing a huge sum of money on a bike along the Igbara Odo-Akure Road.
The school bag reportedly contained different denominations of naira notes.
According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, Sunday Abutu, “During interrogation, the suspect confessed that he travelled all the way from Iropara Ekiti to the CAC Campground, Ikeji, Arakeji, Osun State, to steal a cash sum of N620,115 from the offering vault of the church.”
The suspect told journalists that being a former security at the campground before his voluntary resignation, his knowledge of the place gave him an insight of where the church kept its money following which he decided to go there for the operation.
Abutu also paraded three others for alleged conspiracy and self-kidnapping.
The suspects were said to have demanded N5m ransom from the unsuspecting family.
Also, the police explained that a 27-year-old man, Usman Mohammed, who was arrested for alleged involvement in different kidnapping operations in the state, confessed that he and other gang members on April 22, 2022, kidnapped one Omoboade Adesina in her farm settlement along Ago Aduloju/Aso Ayegunle Road, Ado-Ekiti.
The police spokesperson said the suspects would be charged to court at the end of investigation.