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Security guard in court for stealing N2,385 church offering

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A security guard, Micheal Nwaogwu has been arraigned before the Lagos State Magistrate’s Court sitting in Yaba, for allegedly stealing N2,385 church offering.

Nwaogwu, who was docked on Monday, allegedly committed the offence on July 17, 2019 when he stole the money from the offering box of the St. Dennis Catholic Church in the Akoka, Bariga area of the state.

The police prosecutor, Godwin Oriabure, informed the court that another guard, Musa Ayay, discovered that the offering box had been tampered with and confronted Nwaogwu, who confessed to the crime and upon a search, the money was found in his underwear.

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According to Oriabure, the offence contravenes Section 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (revised).

The presiding magistrate, Oluwatoyin Ojuromi, while admitting the defendant to bail in the sum of N30,000 with two sureties in like sum, with one of the sureties to be a blood relation of the defendant, adjourned the case till August 19 for mention.

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