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Two arraigned over alleged theft of church property



Two men, who allegedly burgled a cleric’s residence and stole church property, yesterday appeared before at an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court on a three-count charge, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Aladejare Adekunle, 29, and Agbetiloye Olaoluwa, 24, whose addresses were unknown, were charged with conspiracy, burglary and stealing.

According to the prosecutor, Insp. Johnson Okunade, the accused and others at large burgled the residence of Rev. Michael Olukayode on July 19 and Dec. 1 and stole church property worth N221, 500.

He said that the accused committed the offences at the Christ Shekinah Ministries premises, Igbaletoro, Oke-Ila in Ado-Ekiti.

The prosecutor said stolen items had been recovered from the accused.

According to him, the offences contravened Sections 411, 145 and 390 (9) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.
The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Adesoji Adegboye, granted them bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties each.
Adegboye ordered that one of the sureties must be a senior civil servant.

He adjourned the case until January 17, 2018, for substantive hearing.

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