Don’t bring stolen wealth to our church, cleric warns treasury looters

The authorities of St. Peter Cathedral Church, Ake, Abeokuta on Sunday warned treasury looters not to donate part of their loot to the church, else a report would be made to security agencies.

The Diocean Bishop of Egba, Emmanuel Adekunle, made the declaration in his sermon at the Ogun State Police Command 2016 Thanksgiving Service held at the Cathedral Church in the town.

The cleric said it has become stock in trade of treasury looters to donate to churches from their ill gotten wealth; lamenting that, even when churches are aware, they praise-sing the looters.

“‎Don’t steal where you are working and bring to church as donation or tithe, we shall not accept such gestures, whether as donations or tithes.

“If we discovered such we shall expose the donor. If you do this you will be ridiculed,” he said.

He, however, explained that those with clean wealth would not be discouraged from contributing to the church.

The cleric also tasked residents to be vigilant in their various communities, as a way to expose criminals within. He said criminals are not ghosts, but reside within communities, hence the need for community policing.

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