The police on Tuesday arraigned a 20-year-old man, Abdulazeez Nasiru, before an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court for alleged church break-in and stealing.
The defendant of no fixed address is standing trial on a two-count charge of burglary and stealing.
The prosecutor, Sgt.Olubu Apata, told the court that the defendant and others currently at large, committed the offences on May 25, at about 1:00 a.m., at Isato Ologoro Street in Ado-Ekiti.
He alleged that the defendant and his accomplices who are currently at large, broke into the Cherubim and Sheraphim Church, Orisun Ibukun.
Apata also alleged that the defendant and his accomplices stole: one big generator valued N80,000, a medium- size Tiger generator valued N15,000 and four microphones valued N20,000.
Others item stolen are: a watch valued N15,000 and cash sum of N36,000, all valued N166,000 belonging to the church.
He said that the offences contravened Sections 415 and 390(9) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.
The prosecutor asked the court for adjournment to enable him study the case file and present his witnesses.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The magistrate, Mrs Kehinde Awosika, granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Awosika adjourned the case until July 6 for hearing.
Edited By: Bola Akingbehin/Peter Dada (NAN)