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How Four security guards stole N500,000 tithes from a Church

Tinubu Magistrates’ Court
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
State.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports
that the accused, who pleaded not guilty to two counts of conspiracy
and stealing, are Amos Danjuma, 20; Taiwo Akintola, 39; Bright Innocent,
28; and Tajudeen Shoni, 64.
The prosecutor, Inspector Richard Odigie, told the court that the accused committed the offences on January 25, at about 4am.
Odigie said the accused conspired to
steal 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.
The prosecutor said that the offences contravened sections 309 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
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. He adjourned the case till March 22 for hearing.
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