A 22-year-old man was caught trying to steal an SUV while pretending to be a worshipper at a church.
According to reports, 22-year-old Samuel Sunday was caught during a church service at Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel), Ota, in Ogun state. He had tried to steal an SUV from the parking lot while others were busy worshipping God, and when he was caught, he pretended to be a gospel singer.
While at the parking lot, he had spotted the SUV with a gate pass in it (you are not allowed to drive out without it). He broke into the vehicle and while trying to disable the car's security system in order to start and move the car, a woman (he didn't realise that was the owner) spotted him and when she approached him, he smiled at her and said “I have lost my car key.”
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The police were invited and Sunday was arrested, he blamed his actions on the devil (chai this devil sef) and the death of his father.
Here's what the police said:
“Sunday broke one of the rear glasses of the SUV and forced himself into the driver’s seat. He was battling with the security device in the vehicle, when he was discovered.”
The woman whose vehicle was almost stolen said:
“It happened last week Sunday. We had just finished the fourth service and decided to eat at the restaurant. We were still at the restaurant, when one of our neighbours called that we should wait for him. He said he wanted to drive home with us. I told one of my daughters to go and wait for our neighbour at the point we parked our car. When she got there, she saw the young man and rushed back to tell us. Initially, the suspect didn’t know that the vehicle was ours. He told us that he owned the vehicle and that he had lost his key.”
Sunday who claimed to be a gospel singer, said he was also an undergraduate and a driver. He said:
“I don't know what came over me. I wanted to take the vehicle home. It has been long I left home. I’m behaving this way because my father died when I was very young. I have not gone to my mother’s house in Langbasa, Ajah for some time. I have been staying with my uncle. I wanted to go back home with the vehicle.”
A police source at the Obasanjo Police Station, said:
“The suspect is a car thief ! We recovered wraps of Indian hemp from him. He went to the church just for the purpose of stealing a car from the park.
We found out that he had moved round the parking lot before he finally saw the SUV. The owner left the gate pass inside the vehicle. He wouldn’t have been allowed to drive the vehicle out of the premises without the gate pass.
Na wa oo!