The police, on Monday, arraigned a minor and two men, Osita Egbo and Joel Okafor, before the Lagos State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Yaba for allegedly stealing N2.7m from the offering box of a church.
It was gathered that on July 2, 2019, the defendants allegedly stole N2.7m from the offering box of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries in the Onike area of Yaba, Lagos.
PUNCH Metro learnt that while Egbo was a security guard at the church, Okafor and the minor were members of the church.
According to the prosecutor, Modupe Olaluwoye, the defendants, in company with a fourth-accomplice, three stole from the church’s offering box.
Olaluwoye added that the fourth accomplice, who felt cheated by the defendants, confessed to the crime.
The defendants were arraigned on two counts of conspiracy and stealing.
They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The police said the offences contravened sections 411 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (revised).