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In Sokoto 2 security guards arraigned for stealing N585,625 in Church

The accused persons were Mwarga Philip and Godwin Akortsaha of Dambuwa Area of Sokoto

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Two security guards were arraigned in a Sokoto Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday for breaking into Mountain of Fire Church and stealing N585, 625 of their employer.

The accused persons were Mwarga Philip and Godwin Akortsaha of Dambuwa Area of Sokoto.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Ngumut Philemon, told the court that the accused persons on Dec. 19, 2016, conspired and broke into the office of the accountant of the church and stole the money.

The accused were arraigned on a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy, housebreaking and theft, contrary to sections 97, 356 and 287 of the Penal Code.

The accused persons, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Magistrate, Abubakar Adamu, granted bail to them in the sum of N100,000 each with two sureties in like sum.

Adamu adjourned the case till March 6 for further mention.

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