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19-yr-old boy in prison for stealing church offering

Posted: 29 November, 2016 at 07:35 pm
19-yr-old boy in prison for stealing church offering
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Stephen John, a 19-year-old boy has been remanded in prison at the Tinubu Magistrates' Court sitting in Lagos State for allegedly stealing church offering worth of N31, 000.

The suspect john reportedly commited the offence at about 11pm on on November 16, 2016 at a Catholic Church located at Elegbata, Agbongbon area of the state.

It was reported that he broke into the church to steal money,News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports.

Inspector Nurudeen Thomas,the police prosecutor told court that the offence was committed alongside with two others who broke into the church and

stole the money from the church offering box. He said:

“He was caught by a security guard, while the others escaped," Inspector Thomas told Mrs. F.O. Ikobayo,the Magistrate.

The accused was arrested over three-count charges of conspiracy, breaking, entry and stealing.

Mrs. F.O. Ikobayo,the Magistrate adjourned the case till December 2 for facts and sentencing after the accused pleaded not guilty of the charges read to him. Adding that he should be remanded in Ikoyi Prison.

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