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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Man jailed for stealing Church Guitar worth N50,000

A Chief Magistrates' Court in Abule Egba
Lagos on Tuesday sentenced a 32-year-
old man, Sanni Umaru, to six months
imprisonment for stealing a jazz guitar
valued at N50, 000.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias,
sentenced the accused to six months
imprisonment with an option of N50,
000 fine, following his guilty plea.
Elias advised the convict to be well
behaved after concluding his jail term
and warned himto desist from such acts.
The convict, who is unemployed and lives
close to the Railway line, Abattoir,
Agege, was arraigned on a two-count
charge of felony and theft.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Rachael Williams,
had told the court that Umaru broke into
St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Oko-Oba,
Agege, and stole a jazz guitar and an
offering pan. She said that the convict
was arrested while also attempting to
break into a parish of the Redeemed
Christian Church of God at No.7, Edward
Charity Close, Oko-Oba.
Williams said that the offence committed
contravened and was punishable under
Sections 278 and 404 of the Criminal
Law of Lagos State, 2011. She applied
for the summary trial of the convict after
he pleaded guilty to the charges.

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