Man steals N214,000 Church Tithe In Lagos And He Gets 6 Month Jail Term

A 28-year-old man, Elochukwu Nnoruga, is
to spend six months in jail for stealing N214, 000 tithe belonging to
St Patrick Catholic Church, Idumaigbo, Lagos.

Magistrate Ade
Adefulire of the Tinubu Magistrate’s Court in Lagos, who gave the
sentence on Thursday, ruled that the convict would spend the six months
in Ikoyi Prison and gave him no option of fine.

The News Agency
of Nigeria (NAN), reports that Nnoruga was arraigned on Aug. 17, on
suspicion that he stole the amount from the Church’s tithe box.

Nnoruga promptly pleaded guilty to the one-count charge of theft.

In his judgment, the magistrate expressed disgust that people could steal from the house of God.

“It is a pity that people do not see the house of God as sacred anymore.

judgment should serve as a lesson to the public, if you choose crime
instead of hard work, the hand of the law will always catch up with you.

“Nnoruga, you are hereby sentenced to six months imprisonment without an option of fine,” he declared.

prosecutor, Mr Ben Ekundayo, had told the court that the convict
committed the offence on Aug. 14, at about 2 p.m., at St. Patrick
Catholic Church, Idumaigbo, Lagos.

Ekundayo said that the convict stole N214, 000 from the tithe box after Church service.

He said that the offence contravened Section 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. (NAN)


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