A man who was alleged to have stolen a woman's handbag during mass at a Catholic church in Anambra State has been apprehended.
One Egbuaba Ifeaoma, who disclosed this in a Facebook post on Monday, December 4, 2023, said the incident happened at St Gregory Parish, in Iyiowa Odekpe, Ogbaru Local Government Area of the state on Sunday.
According to reports, the woman had left her handbag on her seat to give her offering but when she got back, it was nowhere to be found.
“Say No to stealing Handbag Thief Caught At A Church In Odekpe, Anambra State. People should be careful this period as robbers now target worshippers in churches," she wrote.
“This young man was caught last Sunday at St Gregory Parish, Iyiowa Odekpe, Anambra state with a parishioner’s handbag he had stolen. The woman went to give offering during the early morning mass and left her handbag on her seat. By the time she returned, the man had stolen her bag from her seat. The woman raised alarm and the church members went into action looking for the culprit. Sending danger, the robber ran into a hidden place but he was found and rough handled.”