Guard, cleaner in court for alleged theft of bishop’s N40 million property

A security guard, Michael John, and a cleaner, John Peter, who allegedly stole their employer’s property worth N40 million, were on Monday brought before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State.

Michael, 30, and Peter, 17, are facing trial on a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy and stealing.

The prosecutor, Godspower Ehizoba, told the court that the defendants and others at large committed the offences on October 17, at noon, at No.15, Samuel Ike St., Ajao Estate, Lagos.

Mr Ehizoba said that the defendants broke into the premises of Bishop Adol Obiwaogu, and stole 4,000 pounds sterling, 8,000 dollars, an international passport and other valuable documents, 50 pairs of shoes, gold chains, a bishop’s ring and many suits, all worth N40 million.

He said that the…

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