Security man arrested for resigning after stealing money from church’s offering vault

A private security man who was guarding a Christian Apostolic Church (CAC) resigned after breaking into the church’s offering vault to steal money, but luck eluded him when he was arrested by the police even before he could reach home.

A man in handcuffs (Twitter)

The dramatic development occurred at Ikeji Arakeji, the Campground branch of the church in Nigeria’s Osun State.

According to, the 32-year-old man, Olufemi Akindele, managed to steal N620,115 from the offering vault and was heading home to possibly plan how to expend it when he bumped into operatives of the Ekiti State Police Command at a checkpoint.

The news outlet reports that the policemen were said to have intercepted Akindele during their stop-and-search along the Igbara Odo-Akure Road, after which they found a school bag loaded with different denominations of naira notes on him.

The Ekiti Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Sunday Abutu, is quoted to have said: “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 Ekiti State Police Command paraded him alongside nineteen other suspects of other crimes at the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) Office, Ado Ekiti.

Akindele told journalists that he became aware of where the church kept its money as a result of working for a long time as its security guard.

After stealing the money, he resigned unprovoked, forgetting that God was not asleep when he was committing the crime, and there was no hiding place for him (suspect) under his (God’s) watchful eyes.


Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or: