Four security guards have been arrested and charged to court for allegedly stealing tithe money from the church they were guarding.
The police prosecutor, Inspector Richard Odigie, told the court that the men who were arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing, committed the offences on January 25, at about 4am when they conspired to steal the 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,” Odigie told the court.
The prosecutor said that the offences contravened sections 309 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
When the charges were read to them, the accused pleaded not guilty and the magistrate, Mr. L. A. Owolabi, granted each of them bail in the sum of N50,000, with two sureties each in like sum, while adjourning the case till March 22 for hearing.