28-year-old Williams Okonoboh Eromosele, an
ex-convict, who claimed to be a graduate of accountancy from Auchi
Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State, has been arrested for allegedly stealing a
N70,000 phone from Mrs. Ehindinibu Omowunmi at the Church of
Resurrection Anglican. According to PMNEWS
The police who
arrested the suspect, said Eromosele had earlier been arrested in 2016
for stealing money from church offering box at a church in Victoria
Island and charged to court. He was, then, jailed for six months.
Police alleged that the suspect committed the latest crime on 11
December, 2016 when he went to The Church of Resurrection Anglican at
1004 Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos, to attend their service.
Police further alleged that while the
church members were praying, the suspect cleverly stole the
complainant’s phone and escaped from the church. When the owner called
her phone, Eromosele received the call and told her that she must pay
him N10,000 to retrieve it.
Omowunmi then reported to the police
who advised her to play along and pay the money as bait into his
account. The suspect was arrested when he went to the bank to withdraw