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2 Jun 2017

Man Steals Church Standing Fan In Lagos To Buy Garri,Yam And Rice (Photo)

A young man, who attempted to steal a fan from a branch of The
Redeemed Christian Church of God, Onifade Town,
Ayobo area of Ogun State yesterday, was apprehended.

The suspect, identified as
Dele, told the mob that
almost lynched him that he
stole the fan because he needed money to buy gari,
rice and palm oil.

He reportedly walked into
the church, unplugged one
of the standing fans from a
wall socket and took it away.
One of the church workers,
who had gone to clean the
auditorium prior to an
evening meeting, sighted
the suspect coming out with the fan. The stranger's
behaviour arouse the church
worker's curiosity.

When he demanded to
know where the stranger
was taking the item to, the latter took to his heels,
consequent upon which an
alarm was raised. Dele and the fan The suspect, as gathered, attempted
to board two commercial motorcycles with a view to escaping from the
scene. The third one, rather than pick him, according to eyewitnesses,
held him until the mob
caught up with him.

In the course of
interrogation, he revealed
that he came from Kaka area of Ayobo, pleading to
be pardoned.

An eyewitness, who gave
his name as Badmos
Gbamgboye, said: "He threw
away the fan when the second motorcyclist he tried
to board refused to wait. It
was the third motorcyclist
that held him.

"When he was asked why
he chose the church, he said he felt that members would
forgive him if caught. He
said that his intention was
to sell the stolen fan so he
can buy food to eat.

"He said in Pidgin English 'I wan use the money buy
yam, gari, rice and palm oil
for house because I dey
hungry '."

However, he was stripped
Unclad and forced to carry the stolen fan on his head.
He would have been
lynched but for the
intervention of some
church's members.

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