My Aim When Attending Churches Is To Steal: 21-Year-Old Suspect


The Lagos state police command has arrested a 21-year-old called Tokunbo Lekan who reportedly broke into a church.

According to reports, Lekan broke into an Anglican Church of Triumphant located at Obadiah Craig Street, Falola in Ipaja area of Lagos state to steal from the church,

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Lekan reportedly stole a power generating set, electric wire, welding machine and other items worth about N400,000 from the church.

Upon interrogation, Lekan revealed that he was trained as a mechanic but abandoned the job to concentrate on stealing from churches as it wasn’t paying his bills.

Lekan had successfully carted away the items but returned to the church to pick his tools when he was nabbed.

The suspect has since confessed to the crime and also disclosed that he attends churches to steal properties.

Lekan pled not guilty and was granted bail of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum. He will be remanded in prison till his bail conditions are perfected.

The case has been adjourned till March 22 for mention.


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