Four security guards, who allegedly stole the sum of N500,000 from a tithe box, were on Monday brought before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the accused, who pleaded not guilty to two counts of conspiracy and stealing, are Amos Danjuma, 20; Taiwo Akintola, 39; Bright Innocent, 28; and Tajudeen Shoni, 64.
The prosecutor, Inspector Richard Odigie, told the court that the accused committed the offences on January 25, at about 4am.
Odigie said the accused conspired to steal N500,000 from the tithe box belonging to Ascension Anglican Church at Alasia bus stop, Badore Road, Eti-Osa, Lagos.
“They were guards employed to secure the church. The first and second accused persons were on night duty while the third and fourth were on morning duty,” he said.
The prosecutor said that the offences contravened sections 309 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Counsel for the accused, Mr. Ademola Owolabi, applied for their bail in liberal terms.
The magistrate, Mr. L. A. Owolabi, granted each of the accused N50,000 bail with two sureties each in like sum. He adjourned the case till March 22 for hearing.