Six personnel of a private security outfit have been nabbed by the police for allegedly stealing and attempting to sell church property in Rivers State.
The suspects were in charge of safeguarding life and property at the Rivers State Headquarters of Living Faith Church, also known as Winners Chapel, at Kaduna Street, D-line, Port Harcourt.
It was gathered that the church guards were intercepted by a local vigilante group, known as Port Harcourt Local Council PHALGA) Security Watch, while conveying heavy iron rods and other items suspected to belong to the church to a place in D-Line where they would be sold.
Chairman of PHALGA Security Watch, Victor Ohaji, in an interview explained that he got intelligence at about 1:00a.m. on Sunday that the church guards were conveying iron rods and other church property to an unknown destination with a truck.
Ohaji said he quickly mobilised his men, stormed the church, and trailed the suspects to where the property was about to be sold.
He said the receivers of the stolen items on sighting them, took to their heels, but the six guards were arrested and the stolen items were retrieved.