Holy Crime: Scavenger remanded in prison for break-in, theft

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The prosecutor said that the stolen property belonged to Rev. Faith Ikumapayi, the founder of the church.

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan on Tuesday, September 19, remanded a teenage scavenger, Muideen Nasiru, in Agodi prison after he pleaded guilty to breaking into a church and stealing a drum set and other items worth N500, 000.

The accused, 18, was arraigned on a three-count charge of conspiracy, housebreaking and stealing.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs O.K. Omotosho, said the accuse had pleaded guilty the court would fix a date for facts and sentence.

According to the Police Prosecutor, Sgt. Olalekan Adegbite, Nasiru and others still at large conspired and committed the offence when they jointly broke into the church.

Adegbite said the broke into Christ’s Ambassador Church in Inalende area of Ibadan and stole four pieces of bells,  a drum set, window  frames and four pieces of gas lamps, all valued at N500,000.

He said the stolen property belonged to Rev. Faith Ikumapayi, the founder of the church.

The offences contravened Sections 390 (9), 415’and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Oyo State 2000.

September 20 has been fixed for facts and sentence.



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