21-year-old Tokunbo Lekan who reportedly broke into Anglican Church of Triumphant located at Obadiah Craig Street, Falola in Ipaja area of Lagos state to steal from the church, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police.
The suspect who stole a power generating set, electric wire, welding machine and other items worth about N400,000 from the church, said he was trained as a mechanic but abandoned the job to concentrate on stealing from churches as it wasn’t paying his bills.
Lekan who entered the church by evening and stayed on till 2am before successfully carting away the items he stole, was nabbed when he returned to the church to pick his tools he forgot.
Upon being interrogated at the police station he was taken to, the suspect confessed to the crime and also disclosed that he attends churches to steal properties.
The items he hid at nearby mechanic village were recovered and presented as exhibit after he was arraigned before an Ejigbo magistrate court on charges of burglary and stealing in the place of worship.
The suspect who pleaded not guilty, was granted bail of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum. He will be remanded in prison till his bail conditions are perfected.
Chief Magistrate T.O Shomade, adjourned the case till March 22 for mention.