Unbelievable: Two Steal $14million From Church
BEVERLY HILLS, April 25, (THEWILL) – The police in Ogun State has arraigned two men, Akapo Paul, aged 73, and Johnson Shorinnolu, aged 63, for allegedly stealing 14 million dollars belonging from the West African Christian Mission.
They appeared before an Ota Magistrates Court on Monday on a two-count charge of stealing and conspiracy.
The prosecutor, Abdulkareem Mustapha, told the court that the accused committed the offences sometime in 2015 at about 9:30pm at West African Christian Mission at No.49 Tarmac Road, Ota.
Mustapha alleged that the accused conspired, as signatories to the bank account of West African Christian mission, to steal 14 million dollars.
He said the offences contravened Sections 390 (8) (b) and 516 of the Criminal Code Vol.1, Laws of Ogun, 2006.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Chief Magistrate, A.I. Adelaja, admitted them to bail in the sum of N2 million each with two sureties in like sum who must be residents within the court's jurisdiction and should be gainfully employed.
Adelaja also directed the sureties to swear to an affidavit of means and show evidence of tax payments to Ogun Government.
The magistrate adjourned the case till May 20 for hearing.
Story by David Oputah