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Man Allegedly Steals N21 Million From Church In Lagos

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The Nigeria Police Force, Lagos Command, has charged one Nwafor Onyebuchi with stealing church funds and disturbing the peace.

According to reports, the accusations were read in front of a Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Badagry against the 37-year-old defendant.

Inspector Ayodele Adeosun, the prosecution, told the court that Onyebuchi stole N21 million Naira from a Catholic church in Lagos last year.

The suspect is accused of conspiring, stealing, and disruption of public peace. The prosecutor told the court that the defendant committed the crime on December 21, 2022, at Saint Patrick Catholic Church in Alaba, Ojo State.

He claimed that the defendant stole funds intended for church growth. According to Adeosun, the defendant converted the money for his personal use.

Adeosun further told the court that the defendant acted in a way that was likely to disturb the peace by stealing from the church.

He emphasized that the suspect’s actions violated Sections 287, 168, and 307 of the Lagos State Criminal Law, 2015.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge leveled against him.

After hearing all sides of the case, Magistrate T. A Popoola granted the defendant bail in the amount of N1m with two sureties in the same amount.

Popoola mandated that one of the sureties be linked to the defendant, and that both sureties provide proof of three years of tax payments to the Lagos State Government.

He postponed the matter until June 5, 2023, for further consideration.

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