A suspected thief who broke into a mosque to steal couldn’t finish off what he started as he fell out asleep while on his operation.

The unbelievable spectacle reportedly happened in Kebbi State in Nigeria. The man has been identified as Hamza Usman who hails from Maisahini village.

Hamza reportedly sneaked into the mosque and started stealing mobile phones and other valuables but strangely he took a nap and that was when he was caught.

From the account of one Yakubu Ahmed who shared the story on Facebook, the thief claimed he had two other accomplices but they all bolted when an alarm was raised.

He furthered confessed that together with the other guys, they stole phones at night in various houses.

See what Yakubu shared;