A 27-year-old unemployed man, Williams Eromosele, has been arraigned for allegedly stealing N9,200 from a Catholic church offertory box.
Eromosele was arraigned on Wednesday before Magistrate A. A. Adetunji of an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on a two-count charge of stealing and breach of peace.
Prosecuting police officer, Corporal Friday Mameh, told the court that Eromosele committed the offences at about 11:00 a.m. on January 3, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church on Musa Yar’dua Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Mameh said the defendant committed sacrilege by dipping his hands in the offertory box and stealing the money,NAN reports
Eromosele pleaded not guilty to the charges and Magistrate Adetunji granted him bail in the sum of N150,000 and two sureties in like sum.
She adjourned the case till January 25 for mention.