Nigerian security services have discovered an illegal oil well within the premises of Winners Satellite Church in Lagos.
Law enforcement agents who stormed the church found that the well contained petroleum motor spirit, according to a report by naij.com.
The pastor of the church, Oladela Paul, reportedly said that he sent a letter to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) informing them about the well.
He said the corporation, however, failed to reply to the letter many months after he sent it.
He added that the well had become an object of embarrassment for the church and its members.
The Nigerian authorities have in recent weeks cracked down on landlords who have dug shallow wells in their houses for the purposes of scooping fuel from pipelines.