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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Stealing In Church? Guards Accused of Stealing N500K Tithes

Four security guards, who allegedly stole the sum of N500,000 from a tithe box, were on Monday brought before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for stealing.

But the accused - Amos Danjuma, 20; Taiwo Akintola, 39; Bright Innocent, 28; and Tajudeen Shoni, 64 - all pleaded not guilty to two counts of conspiracy and stealing.

According to NAN, the prosecutor, Inspector Richard Odigie, told the court that the accused committed the offences on January 25, at about 4am.

Inspector Odigie said the accused conspired and stole N500,000 from the tithe box belonging to Ascension Anglican Church at Alasia bus stop, Badore Road, Eti-Osa, Lagos.

“They were guards employed to secure the church. The first and second accused persons were on night duty while the third and fourth were on morning duty,” he said.

Counsel for the accused, Mr. Ademola Owolabi, applied for their bail in liberal terms.

The magistrate, Mr. L. A. Owolabi, granted each of the accused N50,000 bail with two sureties each in like sum. The case was adjourned to March 22 for trial.

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