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Shameful Confession Of RCCG Member, Mortuary Attendant Arrested For Robbing The Dead

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Shameful Confession Of RCCG Member, Mortuary Attendant Arrested For Robbing The Dead

Police in Lagos have arrested a mortuary worker, Tayo Salami, for allegedly stealing one expensive mobile telephone and gold necklace from a deceased woman.

The mortuary attendant, who was arrested by men of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) allegedly, stole the items when the body of the woman was given to him to dress and embalm at the funeral parlour of the unnamed morgue.

According to investigation, the 45-year-old stole the phone and sold it to one of his friends at N10, 000 while his friend in turn sold it to one woman for N13,000. Although Tayo denied seeing any gold necklace, but the two buyers were arrested and later granted bail.

In his confession, Tayo said;

“I am married with two children. I am from Odeda village, Odeda Local Government Area, Ogun state. I am a mortuary worker. I was formerly working in a General Hospital in Lagos Island as body embalment officer on a monthly salary of N20, 000 in 2015.

‘’When they wanted to sell the morgue to a private company we were about to be retrenched. I was being paid N30, 000 as casual worker. Those that were not staff were transferred to Epe, Isolo and Badgry areas but I chose to go to Ajah to work in a private mortuary there.

‘’That fateful day, they brought a corpse to me to dress and embalm. When I removed her clothes to work on her I saw phone on her lap and stole it.’’

Continuing, the suspect who later spoke through an interpreter said:

“I did not see any gold necklace. It was only the phone that I saw. After collecting the phone I gave it to one Abu.

‘’Initially, I dashed him the phone but later he came on his own and gave me N9,000 and two days later he gave me an additional N1000 thereby bringing the total money he gave me for the phone to N10,000 cash but the market value or price of the phone should be around N40,000.

‘’I did not even spend the N10, 000. I kept it in my cupboard in the office. Abu later sold the phone N13, 500 to one woman who was later arrested. I have my own phone. I use small Nokia which I bought at N3,500. I am a member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God”

Concerning the whereabouts of the phone’s SIM card, he said:

“The woman who bought it the phone from Abu said the screen broke. I gave the phone with the SIM card to Abu. I did not remove the SIM card before I gave the phone to Abu.” 




  1. Taiwo

    November 2, 2019 at 6:48 AM

    when did criminals begin to be linked with the church he or she attends? l hope press is not trying to cause chaos in this country.

    • ebube

      November 3, 2019 at 4:47 PM

      exactly i wonder why the headline had to state that he was a rccg member

  2. Rawen Lazarus

    November 2, 2019 at 8:32 AM

    May the Lord forgive him and cause him never to go back again.

  3. Joseph terngu

    November 2, 2019 at 11:25 AM

    what a disgrace to rccg,may God have mercy on him.

  4. Adio olanshile

    November 2, 2019 at 2:52 PM

    this is absolutely wrong what does church have to do with someone we stole a phone you are trying to hide the name of the morge but you can eventually relate it with the church his attending

    • Gloria

      November 3, 2019 at 8:05 AM

      Don’t mind them. Full of hypocrisy.

  5. chinazaugama

    November 2, 2019 at 2:57 PM

    so shameful, he needs to be killed

    • jenco

      November 2, 2019 at 10:01 PM

      who are you?
      Stop judging, you don’t know tomorrow.

    • Anonymous

      November 3, 2019 at 7:21 AM

      For what? You yourself should be **** cos I’m sure you’ve stolen something before.

    • De-blessed-dan

      November 4, 2019 at 8:13 PM

      Why must he need to be killed?

  6. Chukwudi

    November 2, 2019 at 3:14 PM

    You think that every member of your church is a saint, abi? Your interest is the image of your church & not the soul on the verge of destruction.

    Your type is the reason why Christendom is having issues, protecting the Church for your pastor & you forget that the congregation is the Church. Again, this is why your pastors are becoming so reckless, because people like you keep on covering their atrocities. I pray you join the direct revolutionary measures in Christendom now. Allow the Lord to defend His elected. This way, the power of God will be manifest upon the land soon. Many thanks & remain blessed.

  7. Morning's Star

    November 2, 2019 at 5:54 PM

    Satanic agents have taken over the press and using it to war against the church, what concerns church in this matter? did church sent him to steal? the article is totally condemn and unacceptable!

    • Gloria

      November 3, 2019 at 8:04 AM

      May God deliver the Church from all these snares.

  8. Willyems

    November 2, 2019 at 8:29 PM

    I think this article has a sentimental attachments to it. The press should either give a detailed story or shut up. By the way, how did police know he stole phone? Why should a criminal be linked with a church? Are we sure the writers/press are not trying to blackmail or discredit a church? What is the name and address of the Morgue? I’m not a member of rccg but I think this cock and bull story.

  9. Sturdy Ekeson nwakudu

    November 3, 2019 at 8:04 AM

    Leave the church out of this and allow the culprits in question to face their various penalties.

  10. Peter

    November 3, 2019 at 2:57 PM

    There is no thief that doesn’t have a religion and a place of worship, this is just a plan to drag the church in the mud. Whoever is doing this should be careful. We are not saying that the man has done well but it’s better to deal with the matter and leave the church out of this.

  11. Amanda

    November 3, 2019 at 7:20 PM

    see christian hypocrisy here. if the article had say “A muslim member of NASFAT arrested for robbing dead woman at the mortuary”, you guys would be blaming Islam. You would have said he got that mindset from Quran, Muhammad taught him etc.

    Now you have be given your own dose

  12. Emmanuel

    November 3, 2019 at 7:38 PM

    He who is without sin should first cast a stone.
    Indeed Nigeria press is failing us.I wonder why RCCG should be displayed in the caption.

  13. Dan

    November 4, 2019 at 7:08 AM

    Weather he is a Christian or Muslim is not the issue, he stole and must face the law, christianity preach against such act, no church can save anyone, but can teach you the way to be saved.look at those big politicians who are accused of corruption are they not members of one religious group?

  14. Joe

    November 4, 2019 at 10:33 PM

    What has the name of a RCCG got to do with this? Is he not one of those wicked souls who attend a particular church once a year, only at Christmas, and yet claim affiliation to that church?

  15. Abdurahaman

    November 5, 2019 at 3:15 AM

    You don’t need to capture were he worship after all let him face is punishment.

  16. Fifelomo

    November 5, 2019 at 6:02 AM

    The headline got me reading this….stealing can come from anyone. Irrespective of his, colour, race, religion etc.

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