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Couple, Mother-In-Law Arrested For Stealing N13m From Church




A suspect, Pius Edward; his wife, Fausat; and her mother, have been arrested by the Oyo State Police Command in connection with the theft of N13m from Bishop’s Court, an Anglican church in Bodija area of Ibadan. Edward, a security man at the church was said to have broken into an office where the money was kept and made away with it. It was alleged that he woke his wife the following morning and told her to prepare for a journey with the children.

After the theft was reported by one of the reverends in the church, the police were, however, able to trace his movement and nabbed him at Idi-Iroko, Ogun State, where he had gone to buy two cars with part of his loot. He was also said to be planning to relocate his family to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

Also recovered from him were N656, 000 and $2,300, while Edward said he tore a N7m cheque belonging to the church for fear of being arrested while attempting to cash it.

Edward confessed to the crime and that he only stole N2.5m and he purchased N1.8m cars from the loot. He also said his mother in-law was involved because she introduced him to the immigration officer that helped them procure the travelling document.

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