A 40-year-old estate agent, Victor Ojeifor, on Monday appeared in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court; for alleged wandering in a Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG) premises with an intent to steal.
The court arraigned the defendant, a resident of Alagbao in Lagos, on a count charge of breach of peace; but he pleaded not guilty to the charge.
According to the Prosecutor, ASP Rachael Williams, the defendant conducted himself in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace; by roaming around RCCG, Dominion Sanctuary with intent to commit felony.
Williams told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Oct. 13 at 12.00 noon. at RCCG Dominion Sanctuary, Acme Road; Ogba in Lagos.
She said the defendant was not a member of the church and not invited for any church programmer.
“He was found aimlessly wandering at the car pack of the church,“ he said.
“The defendant was about to pick a bag from the pastor’s wife’s car when a passerby caught him; and alerted the security guards,” the prosecutor said.
The offence contravenes Section 168 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015, (Revised).
The Section stipulates six months imprisonment for offenders.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs O. O. Akingbesote; granted the defendant N10, 000 bail with one surety in like sum.
Akingbesote ordered that the surety must be gainfully employed with an evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
She adjourned the case until Nov. 19 for mention.