Sunday, June 16, 2019

Man to spend 2 years in jail for stealing phones in Church

A 23-year-old man, Femi Fayemi, is to spend two years in prison for stealing cell phones in a Church valued at N150,000.

An Ota Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ogun State on Monday sentenced Fayemi of no fixed address after he pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of stealing and burglary.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs B. B. Adebowale, convicted the young man without an option of fine, saying his action was contrary to the provisions of Sections 415 and 516 of the Criminal Law of Ogun State, 2006.

The prosecutor, Insp. Abdulkareem Mustapha, had earlier told the court that defendant committed the offence on Feb. 19 at about 3.30 a.m. at Celestial Church of Christ, Joju, Ota.

Mustapha said that the defendant broke into the church to steal different cell phones valued at N150,000, belonging to members of the Church.