Man remanded for stealing church property
By Sade Adewale, Ondo
A 30-year -old man, Tobi Olafusi is now cooling his feet at the Shegede prison, in Ondo town, for allegedly stealing church property worth N227,000.
The police dragged the accused to court on a-three-count charge which include conspiracy and stealing of the church property on December 12, 2018.
According to the prosecution, the defendant with others at large, allegedly broke into a religious worship center, Gospel Faith Mission International along Gani Fawehinmi street, in Ondo town.
Olafusi, on the same date, time and place, in the aforementioned Magisterial District was said to have stolen the following items: three speakers valued at N195,000.00, one big Ox fan worth N30,000.00, electric sockets valued at N2,000. 00, total valued at N227,000.
The police prosecutor, Mr Gbenga Akinsulure, said the offences contravened sections 516, 416 and 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap 37, Volume I, Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.
The plea of the accused was not taken.
Akinsulure urged the court to remand the accused at Shegede Prison, pending the outcome of the legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
Lawyer for the accused, Mr P O Afolayan did not object to his client being remanded in prison custody.
The presiding Magistrate, Mrs Odenusi Fadeyi, directed the accused to be remanded at Shegede prison till January 28, 2019, pending the issuance of the legal advice from the DPP’s office.