2 Remanded For Stealing Church Property

For allegedly stealing church property, two persons were on Friday remanded in Ilesa Prison by an Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court.

 The accused persons include: Damilola Babalola, 19, and Adeoti Saheed,24.

 The Magistrate, Mr Olusola Aluko, ordered that the accused be kept behind bars due to the magnitude of the offence committed. 

The accused persons are facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, theft and break-into.

 The prosecutor, Insp. Fagboyibo Abiodun, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Feb.4 at about 1:00 am at Osogbo-Iwo road, Osun.

 Abiodun said that both accused conspired to enter into a Winners Church (Living Faith) and stole some church properties.

 He said items recovered from the accused by the Police include: a keyboard, small fridge, one flat screen television, six standing fans, one CPU, one stabiliser, two plastic chairs, guitar, church curtains, among other things.

 He said the offence contravened Sections 415, 416 and 390 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 vol.11 laws of Osun, 2003.

 The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.

 Counsel to the accused, Mr Adebayo Olodo, prayed the Magistrate to grant his client’s bail in the most liberal terms.

 The Magistrate, Mr Olusola Aluko, however, revoked the bail application and ordered for a formal bail application on the next date of adjournment.

 The case was adjourned to March 10 for hearing.