Member bags one-year jail term for stealing from church

Agency Reporter

A Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, on Wednesday, sentenced a 46-year-old Welder, Chika Azegbu, to one-year imprisonment for breaking-in and stealing property worth N510,000 from a church where he worshipped.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Oluwatoyin Oghere, sentenced the convict to one-year imprisonment with no option of fine, starting from today (Wedneday).

The convict, who resides on Anthony Village Road in Lagos, was arraigned on Nov. 21 and had pleaded guilty to a three-count charge of conspiracy, breaking-in and stealing.

Azegbu had begged the court to temper justice with mercy, saying that he was aware of his wrong doings.

In her judgment, Oghere said that the sentence would serve as a deterrent to the convict and others who had similar intention.

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As part of the sentence, she ruled that the convict was required to take a vocational course in any field during his incarceration and obtain a…

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