A 24-year-old Lagos street sweeper, Sunday Udoh, who allegedly stole a N110,000 Plasma TV belonging to Christ Embassy, on Thursday appeared in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.
Udoh, who resides at 11, Mosalasi Alhaja St., Ketu, a suburb of Lagos, is facing a charge of stealing.
Police Prosecutor Donjor Perezi told the court that the accused committed the offence on April 11 at Shangisha area of Magodo, Lagos.
He said a man, Alaba Odeyemi, reported to the police that the the accused stole a 42-inch plasma television valued at N110,000 belonging to the Christ Embassy Church.
Perezi said: “The street sweeper employed by the Lagos State Waste Management Authority entered the church premises in the early hours of the day and stole the item.
“He was however apprehended by members of the vigilance group in the area.”
The offence contravenes Sections 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the section stipulates three years imprisonment for offenders.
The accused denied the charge and was granted bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety in like sum.
The Chief Magistrate, O.A. Layinka, who gave the ruling, said the sureties must show evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
Further hearing was fixed for June 6.