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Court jails man for stealing pots, frying pans, pulpit irons from church

A Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State, on Friday, sentenced a 23-year-old man, Ibrahim Salisu, to six months imprisonment for stealing property worth N300,000 at Deeper Christain Life Ministry located Opposite Aina Street, Surulere, Lagos.

According to the prosecutor, Insp Courage Ekhueorohan, the suspect, Salisu, committed the offence on June 2.

He said that Salisu went into the church and stole three big aluminum pots, frying pans, five plastic chairs, two aluminum bowls and two pulpit irons, all valued at N300, 000.

The Magistrate, Mrs M. I. Dan-Oni, convicted and sentenced Salisu who pleaded guilty to a count charge of stealing.

Dan-Oni, who gave no option of a fine, sentenced the convict with hard labour.

The convict, who resides at No. 9, Seriki St., Idi-Araba, Mushin, Lagos, was arraigned on July 9, on a charge of stealing.

The prosecutor, Insp Courage Ekhueorohan, had told the court that Salisu committed the offence on June 2, at Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Opposite Aina Street, Surulere, Lagos.

The stealing contravenes Section 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

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