Tuesday, April 19, 2016 10:15 am
By Cyriacus Izuekwe
Two suspects, Augustine Victor,28 and Richard Ejiofor, 20 who stole the Holy Bible have been jailed by a Lagos Magistrate’s court in Lagos State Western Nigeria.
The presiding Magistrate, Mrs J.O.E Adeyemi on Monday sentenced them to 60 days imprisonment without an option of fine, after a summary trial.
Their sentence came after they changed their plea to guilty before the court.
The theft happened at Igbo-Elerin junction along Badagary Express Road in Ojo local government where the owner was returning from fellowship.
The suspects were charged before the court with conspiracy and stealing under the criminal code.
The convicts allegedly attacked the owner, Mike John and snatched the black bag containing the Bible, thinking that the bag contained huge sums of money.
They also took away the victim’s BlackBerry hand set and wrist watch.
But luck ran out for them when policemen on patrol arrested them and took them to the Okokomaiko station where they were detained.
The items were also recovered from them as exhibits.
When the matter came up, the prosecutor, Ishaku Babaji, informed court how the suspects were arrested.
He urged the court to sentence them accordingly to serve as deterrent to others who might want to commit similar offence.
The court found them guilty as charged and sentenced them accordingly.