I Am a Thief, I Attend Church to Steal - Robbery Suspect

I Am a Thief, I Attend Church to Steal – Robbery Suspect

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome once warned in one of his teachings that “Christians should beware of Dogs”. According to him, when the inscription ‘Beware of Dogs’ are placed in front of a living accommodation, it means there are dogs inside the house. He said, the same way, there are dogs in the worship centers. Meaning, there could be thieves, harlots etc in the house of God. According to him, reason being that the House of God is a place for perfecting people and not a place for perfect people.

This lead us to a story of a young man and a robbery suspect, who revealed he attends services with intention to steal. He recently broke into a church in Lagos state, to steal.

Tokunbo Lekan, a 21-year-old suspect allegedly broke into Anglican Church of Triumphant located at Obadiah Craig Street, Falola in Ipaja area of Lagos state.

The suspect , a mechanic by training who stole a power generating set, electric wire, welding machine and other items worth about N400,000 from the church said he abandoned the job to concentrate on stealing from churches as mechanic work wasn’t paying his bills.

Lekan was nabbed when he returned to the church to pick his tools he forgot. He entered the church by evening and stayed on till 2am before successfully carting away the items he stole. 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 pleaded 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 cleared. Chief Magistrate T.O Shomade, adjourned the case till March 22 for mention.


Consumers in the worship centers should be watchful of those sitting around them and also be careful how they keep their gadgets. Happy Sunday.

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