Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ikeja, Lagos on Thursday arraigned two security guards for allegedly stealing music equipment from a church known as Victorious Praying Women Ministry, that worth N720,000.
The police charged Adeola Oyeyemi, 35 and Okechukwu Eze, 32, with conspiracy and theft.
The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Police Prosecutor, Sgt. Michael Unah said that the defendants stole a digital mixer worth N420,000 and a keypad valued at N300,000, on Jan. 19 at about 3.55 p. m. at Victorious Women Ministry, Alausa in Ikeja.
The prosecutor submitted that the defendants, who were security guards, broke into the church and stole the equipment.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 287 and 411 of the Criminal laws of Lagos State 2015, (revised).
The Chief Magistrate A. A. Fashola admitted that the defendants should pay to the sum of N100, 000 each with one surety each in like sum.
He then ordered that the sureties must be gainfully employed and must show evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
The Magistrate then adjourned the case until March 2.