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Court Remands Businessman In Kirikiri For Stealing Church Chairs

A businessman and two others were charged to court for stealing 50 plastic chairs which belongs to a church in Lagos

A 36-year-old businessman has been remanded in kirikiri prison by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court pending his sentence.

The Magistrate of the court, Mr. M.I Salami gave the order to remand the accused after a pleaded guilty to breaking into the church premises of the Mountain of Fire Church in Lagos State.

The suspect was accused of stealing 24 chairs values at N50,000.

Justice Salami fixed 26thof June 2018 for the sentencing.

Inspector Abiola Olawale, the prosecutor of the case said the suspect and two others who are now at large broke into the church premises located at No 1 Oluwaseyi Street, Alagbado on May 29.

He noted that the stolen items belonged to Pastor Smith Olusegun, the founder of the church.

He said the offenses contravened Sections 311, 287 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

Section 311 stipulates a seven-year jail term for breaking into the place of worship and committing a felony, while Section 411 stipulates two years for conspiracy.

Source: The Guardian 

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