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Man in custody for allegedly stealing phones in Ekiti churches


A Nigeria PolicemanLuck has run out of a man, Babatunde Olaoluwa, who allegedly had been pretending as a worshipper only to dispossess people in churches of their phones in the Oye Ekiti and Ayegbaju areas of the state.

The Commissioner of Police, Ekiti State Command, Mr Adeniran Akinwale, said the suspect was arrested on Saturday evening after allegedly making away with seven phones belonging to different worshippers at Christ Apostolic Church, Ayegbaju Ekiti.

Akinwale, in a statement on Sunday by the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti State Command, Sunday Abutu, said, “The suspect, who went to the church pretending to be one of their members, studied the worshippers and in the euphoria of praises, made away with seven phones.”

The police boss said that “the suspect, during interrogation, confessed to having been operating around Oye Ekiti and Ayegbaju Ekiti with churches as his target.

“He further confessed to having stolen a lot of phones from the Redeemed Christian Church of God and New Reality Christian Centre, all in Oye-Ekiti.

“Investigation revealed that the suspect, after meeting his target, normally sent the stolen phones through a motor park to Lagos where his friend assisted him in selling them and sending the proceeds back to him through online transfer.

“Meanwhile, the seven phones that he stole during his last operation at CAC, Ayegbaju Ekiti, have been recovered from him and some of the victims of his atrocities showed up in the station and have identified the suspect and their stolen phones,” the police commissioner said.

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