Church Member Jailed For stealing From Tithe Box

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These are indeed difficult times as Buhari’s ‘Change’ continues to bite harder on Nigerians.

As you read, a member of Saint Patrick Catholic Church, Idumaigbo, in Lagos Island, Elochukwu Nnoruga, was on Thursday sentenced to six months’ imprisonment without the option of fine for stealing N214,000 from the church tithe box.

The judegment was handed down by Magistrate Ade Adefulire of a Tinubu Magistrate’s Court, sitting in Lagos Island.

“It is a pity that people do not see the house of God as sacred any more. This should serve as a lesson to the public; if you choose crime instead of hard work, the hand of the law will always catch up with you.

“Nnoruga, you are hereby sentenced to six months imprisonment without an option of fine,” Adefulire said.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Inspector Ben Ekundayo told the court that Nnoruga committed the offence on August 14 at about 2p.m., at Saint Patrick Catholic Church, Idumaigbo, in Lagos Island.

Ekundayo said the convict stole N214,000 from the tithe box. He said Nnoruga also stole from worshippers during mass, adding that the offence is punishable under Section 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

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