Donate stolen wealth to Church and be exposed – Anglican Bishop warns looters

Emmanuel Adekunle

Emmanuel Adekunle

The leadership of St. Peter Cathedral Church, Ake, Abeokuta on Sunday cautioned corrupt public office holders not to donate part of their looted funds to the church, else a report would be made to security agencies.
The Diocesan Bishop of Egba, Emmanuel Adekunle, said this in his sermon at the Ogun State Police Command 2016 Thanksgiving Service held at the Cathedral Church in the town.

The cleric pointed out that it has become the trend for treasury looters to donate to churches from their ill-gotten wealth; lamenting that, even when churches are aware, they praise the looters.

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He said, “‎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 that those with clean wealth should not hesitate in bringing such to the house of God.

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The cleric, however, charged residents to be watchful in their various communities, as a way to uncover criminal activities within.

He pointed out that criminals are not ghosts, but reside within communities, hence the call for community policing.

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