The Lagos State Police on Monday arraigned a 32-year-old farmer, Emmanuel Olarewaju, who allegedly broke into the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG Maternity Home in Alagbado through the window and stole N91,800 valuables.
The suspect who is arraigned on a four count charge bordering on conspiracy, housebreaking and stealing at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, reportedly broke into the RCCG Maternity Ward through the window and stole a Samsung phone valued at N35,000, an ITel phone valued at N35,000, a sum of N700, an iPhone 6 valued at N50,000 and a Nokia phone worth N2,600, property of the complainants, Mr. Olawale Shotolu and Miss Bosede Owolabi.
Olarewaju, a resident Ifesowapo Street, Iyesi, near Ota in Ogun State, reportedly committed the said offence with another man still at large. Police Sgt. Nomayo Kenrich told the court that they committed the offences on May 22 about 12.20 p.m. at Alagbado, a Lagos suburb.
“The accused was caught and handed over to the Police after the complainants raised the alarm,” prosecution said.
NAN reported that the offences violated sections 287, 310 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015 (Revised), and sections 287 and 307 stipulate a three-year jail term for offenders.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. F. Williams, granted the accused bail in the sum of N250,000 with two sureties in like sum. Williams said the sureties should be gainfully employed with an evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government. The case was adjourned till July 4.
Few months ago, a young man who stole an industrial fan belonging to the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) at Onifade town in Ayobo area of Ogun State, was made to taste the full wrath of God when he was stripped naked and paraded around the town.
The incident which was caught on video, saw the thief being given the beating of his life after he was caught while sneaking into the church to steal the fan.