Kasala: Teenager remanded for stealing church offering in Lagos


A Tinubu Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday remanded a 19-year-old man, Stephen John in prison for stealing N31, 000 church offering from a Catholic Church.

The Magistrate, Mrs F.O. Ikobayo said John should be remanded in Ikoyi prison after he pleaded guilty to a three-count charge of conspiracy, breaking, entry and stealing.

She adjourned the case to Dec. 2 for facts and sentence.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Nurudeen Thomas, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Nov. 16 at about 11p.m. in a Catholic Church at Elegbata, Apongbon area of Lagos.

He said that John and two others, who were still at large, broke into the church and stole N31, 000, church offering.

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“He was caught by a security guard while the others escaped,’’ he said, adding that the offences contravened Sections 285, 305 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.