Police dock two for allegedly stealing $14 million from church
The Ogun State Police Command yesterday arraigned two men, Akapo Paul, 73, and Johnson Shorinnolu, 63, for allegedly stealing 14 million dollars belonging to the West African Christian Mission. They appeared before an Ota Magistrate’s Court.
The accused, whose addresses are unknown, are facing two-count charge of stealing and conspiracy.
The prosecutor, Abdulkareem Mustapha, told the court that the accused committed the offences sometime in 2015 at West African Christian Mission located at No. 49 Tarmac Road, Ota.
Mustapha alleged that the accused conspired, as signatories to the bank account of the mission to steal $14 million, an offence, which contravened Sections 390 (8) (b) and 516 of the Criminal Code Vol.1, Laws of Ogun, 2006.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. A.I. Adelaja, admitted them to bail in the sum of N2 million each with two sureties in like sum. She said the sureties must be residents within the court’s jurisdiction and should be gainfully employed.
The magistrate adjourned the case till May 20 for hearing.
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