By Bartholomew Madukwe

An Isolo Magistrate’s Court in Lagos has remanded in prison custody a 26-year-old man, Cheka Samuel, for allegedly stealing musical instruments belonging to a church.

Presiding Magistrate, Mrs Joy Ugbomoiko, after granting the accused bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum, ordered that he be remanded in prison custody at Kirikiri, pending when he will perfect his bail.

However, when the charge was read to the accused, he pleaded not guilty.

During interrogation at Ajao Estate Police Division, the accused allegedly revealed that he had no intention to steal the instruments, but was compelled to do so because he did not find any money in the offering box.

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