The long arm of the law caught up with a 23-year-old student, Ademola Asaolu, who was Monday, arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates ‘ Court for allegedly breaking into Solution Centre Redeem Church, Lagos State with intent to steal.
The suspect is being charged with two counts of breach of peace and breaking into a church by the police.
The Police prosecutor, Insp Rachael Williams, told the court that Asaolu, unlawfully gained entry into the Solution Centre Redeem Church, without the permission of the church authorities.
According to Williams, the accused committed the offence on Dec. 13 at 8 p. m. at Animashahun Street, Baruwa-Ipaja, a Lagos suburb.
He said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 168 and 308 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015, (Revised).
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Section 308 of the Lagos state law, stipulates three years for house-breaking while Section 168 provides six months for breach of peace.
The Magistrate, Mrs O. O. Akingbetese, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50, 000 with one responsible surety in like sum.
She ordered that the surety must be gainfully employed with evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government and have his address verified by the court and adjourned the case until Jan. 14 for mention.