A man in Lagos has been arrested, not for stealing from the church’s offering box, but for beating his wife after stealing from the church offering box.
According to a report from Vanguard, Kingsley is a member of Saint Peter’s Catholic Church in Ejigbo.
He had gone to church on Tuesday for the regular morning mass. While other worshippers left after the service, Kingsley stayed behind, pretending to be having personal prayer time.
Thereafter, he reportedly went to where the offering box was kept, brought out a glue-coated stick and dipped it inside the offering box. When he pulled it out, some money got stuck to the stick.
On his way out of the chapel, one of the private security men, who saw him taking the money, searched him and recovered N5,000. He was subsequently taken to the parish priest, who directed that he should be released on compassionate grounds.
However, on getting home, he beat up his wife after getting into an argument over his misdemeanour with her. The assault on his wife was reported at the Ejigbo Police Division and he was arrested.
According to him, he stole the money in order to take care of his pregnant wife.