2 Men Jailed For Stealing In Church

Two men have been sentenced to six months imprisonment for stealing seven cell phones in church in Abuja.

The men, Komolafe Shegun and Richard Christian, both 24, who were arraigned on a two charges of stealing and conspiracy, pleady guilty and begged for leniency.

The judge, Abubakar Sadiq, however, gave each of the convicts an option of N20, 000 fine and warned them to desist from committing crime.

Prosecutor Dalhatu Zannah, had told the court that the convicts committed the offences on Feb. 2, at the Mountain of Fire Ministry Church, Utako, Abuja.

He said that one Miceal Idikuiri of the Mountain of Fire Ministry Church, Utako reported the matter at the Utako Police Station.

Zannah said the convicts entered into the church premises at about 4:36am and stole the seven cell phones belonging to worshippers.

The prosecutor said that the convicts admitted committing the offences during interrogation.

He said the offences contravened Sections 79 and 287 of the Penal Code.

NAN

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