Ekiti Police Arrests Man Who Specializes In Stealing Phones During Church Service

Date: 05-05-2024 5:33 pm (1 month ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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The Ekiti State Police Command has announced the arrest of Babatunde Olaoluwa, a notorious individual known for stealing phones from worship centers, following an incident at Christ Apostolic Church, Ayegbaju-Ekiti.

According to a statement released by DSP Sunday Abutu, the Command's Public Relations Officer, Olaoluwa was apprehended after pilfering seven mobile phones from unsuspecting worshippers during a service.

The statement reads, "Yesterday, at about 16:30hrs, one Babatunde Olaoluwa, a one-man gang, who specializes in stealing phones from worship centers, was arrested after carting away seven different phones belong to different people from Christ Apostolic Church, Ayegbaju-Ekiti."

Describing Olaoluwa's modus operandi, the statement revealed that the suspect would infiltrate worship gatherings under the guise of a fellow worshipper, carefully selecting moments of heightened praise and distraction to execute his thefts.

Further investigations unveiled Olaoluwa's extensive criminal activities, with reports indicating his involvement in similar incidents targeting churches in Oye and Ayegbaju-Ekiti. Churches such as the Redeemed Christian Church of God and New Reality Christian Center were cited as previous targets.

The suspect confessed to dispatching the stolen phones to Lagos through a motor park, where an accomplice facilitated their sale. Proceeds from the illicit sales were allegedly transferred back to Olaoluwa via online transactions.

Upon his arrest, authorities recovered the seven stolen phones from Olaoluwa, and several victims positively identified him as the perpetrator of the thefts.

DSP Abutu assured the public that the suspect would face prosecution following the completion of the investigation.

The incident underscores the need for heightened vigilance and security measures within worship centers to safeguard congregants against such criminal activities.


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