Nwafor Onyebuchi, has been arraigned in a Lagos state Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing N21 million from a Catholic church. According to the police prosecutor, Insp Ayodele Adeosun, the defendant was charged with three counts of conspiracy, stealing, and breaching of public peace.
He claimed that Onyebuchi took money meant for the development of Saint Patrick Catholic Church, Alaba in the Ojo area of the state and converted it for his personal use. The prosecutor stated that the defendant’s action violated Sections 287, 168, and 307 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. However, Onyebuchi pleaded not guilty to the charges.
In the ruling, the Magistrate, T.A Popoola, granted the defendant bail of N1 million with two sureties in like sum. One of the sureties must be related to the defendant, and both sureties should provide evidence of three years of tax payment to the Lagos State Government. The case was adjourned till June 5, 2023.