The Lagos State police has docked an unemployed man before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court in Lagos, for allegedly stealing N9,200.
For allegedly stealing N9,200 from a church offertory box, an unemployed man identified as Williams Eromosele, was arraigned by the Police before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court in Lagos, on Wednesday.
The prosecutor, Corporal Friday Mameh, told the court that the defendant committed the alleged offences on January 3, at 11a.m., at the Catholic Church on Musa Yar’dua Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Speaking further, he said that the defendant conducted himself in a manner likely to cause breach of peace by unlawfully entering into the church to steal from the offertory box.
Mameh said Eromosele dipped his hands into the box and stole N9,200, which was a sacrilege, adding that the said money belonged to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.
The prosecutor said that the offences committed are contrary to Section 166(d) and punishable under Section 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The 27-year-old man pleaded not guilty and was granted N150,000 bail with two sureties in like sum.
Magistrate A. A. Adetunji, who gave the bail condition, also said that the sureties must show evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
She also ordered that the addresses of the sureties must be verified and adjourned the case till January 25 for mention.