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19-year-old pleads guilty to theft in Church

A 19-year-old man, Kabiru Shakiru has pleaded guilty for stealing a vehicle battery belonging to Mr Tunde Olushi, and an amplifier, property of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Idimu, Lagos.

Kabiru is standing trial on a one-count charge of theft before an Ejigbo senior magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Babaji Ishaku, told the court that the accused had on March 25, at 5.30 a.m. in Idimu area of Lagos, committed the offence.

He said Kabiru stole one vehicle battery valued at N15,000, property of Olushi and an amplifier valued at N20,000 belonging to Obaloluwa Cherubim and Seraphim Church of Idimu, Lagos.

“He took the items not knowing that it would be discovered by the Church.

“The offence contravened the provisions of Sections 278 (1) and (2) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011,” Ishaku said.
The counsel for the accused, Prince Okey Ogbuehi, prayed the court to temper justice with mercy as the accused had pleaded guilty.

The Senior Magistrate, Mrs Jadesola Adeyemi, however, ordered that the accused be remanded till April 18 for sentencing. 

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