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Man Docked For Stealing N21m From Church

Man Docked For Stealing N21m From Church

A 37-year-old man, Nwafor Onyebuchi, has been arraigned before a Badagry Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly stealing N21 million belonging to Saint Patrick Catholic Church, Alaba in Ojo area of the state.

According to police prosecutor, Insp Ayodele Adeosun, Nwafor Onyebuchi who was slammed with a three-count charge of stealing, breach of public peace and conspiracy committed the offences on Dec.21, 2022.

Adeosun said the defendant allegedly stole the money meant for development of the Church.

He said that the defendant converted the money to his personal use.

Adeosun said that the defendant also conducted himself in a manner likely to breach the peace by stealing from the Church.

He said that the offences contravened Sections 287, 168 and 307 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

However, Onyebuchi pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Magistrate, Mr T. A Popoola, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N1 million with two sureties in like sum.

Popoola ordered that one of the sureties must be related to the defendant, while both sureties should show evidence of three years tax payment to Lagos State Government.

He adjourned the case until June 5 for mention.

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