Suspected hoodlums destroy church properties in Ondo

…the hoodlums were said to have also set ablaze some items found in the church

Suspected hoodlums have attacked and destroyed the propertiee of the Motailatu Church of God, Oke-Idahun Parish, at Imafon Community in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The church, which is under the umbrella of the Cherubim and Seraphim denomination, was said to have been attacked on Friday.

After the destruction, the hoodlums were said to have set ablaze some items found in the church.

The church’s Resident Minister, Rev. David Akinadewo-Adekahunsi, who spoke on the matter said the footprints of the hoodlums were detected when he got to the church premises in the evening of the fateful day.

He said, “What first caught my attention was the damaged lectern placed on the altar and some broken bottles that littered the church auditorium.

“Many of the plastic chairs belonging to the church and offering trays were set ablaze inside the church. This is malicious damage and we don’t know who could have done this to the church of God.”

Akinadewo-Adekahunsi added that the church’s hymn books and other items kept in a room in the uncompleted church building were also destroyed while the church’s prayer room was also touched by the attackers.

“They damaged the window nets, but they could not gain access to the prayer room due to the burglary proof. But they damaged the tithe box,” he explained.

He said the matter had been reported at the Oda Police Division, Akure, and he was assured that those behind the attack will be apprehended.

The Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO) for the command, Funmilayo Odunlami, confirmed the incident.

She however said that she was yet to get full details of the incident.

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