Teenager breaks church’s offering boxes and steals money

A teenager who has been identified as Elikor Ehud was arrested for breaking offering boxes belonging to the Divine Chosen Vine Ministry, a church around Ejigbo area and for stealing the sum of N670,000 from them.

The Public Relations Officer for the state, Bala Elkana, said this in a statement on Sunday that immediate action was taken after the church pastor Moses Nwoke, reported the case of the stolen money to the command. Men of the Ejigbo Police Station, who were detailed to investigate the matter finally apprehended the suspect.

The State Police Command stated that Ehud confessed to committing the crime with another man called Lucky, who is still yet to be apprehended, adding that the suspect would be charged to court.

Elkana said:“On the first of October which was on Tuesday, around 8.45pm, a Pastor known as Moses Nwoke of the Divine Chosen Vine Ministry, Furniture Avenue, Ejigbo, reported to the Ejigbo Police Station that on September 30, 2019, after church service has ended, an unknown person broke the wooden boxes placed on the altar which was meant for tithes and special seeds and stole the money in them”.

“After a proper investigation was done and conducted by the Ejigbo Police Division and supervised by the Divisional Police Officer, the suspect, Elikor Ehud, 18, was arrested on the 15th of October, 2019 and he confessed to stealing the sum of N670,000 from the boxes. He also made mention one Lucky as his accomplice.”

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