Man jailed for stealing Ipad in church

The convict stole the Ipad when other worshippers were going to the altar to give their offering.

A Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, on Wednesday sentenced a mason, Shedrack Ojukwu, 22, to two months in prison for stealing an Ipad in a church in Abuja.

Senior Magistrate Chukwuemeka Ubani sentenced Mr. Ojukwu, who resides at Mashafa Road, Mpape, Abuja, after he pleaded guilty to the two-count charge.

The convict was arraigned for criminal trespass and theft contrary to Section 348 and 287 of the Penal Code.

According to the magistrate, the convict is to spend one month in prison or pay a fine of N2000 for the offence of criminal trespass.

The convict is to spend another one month or pay N3000 fine for the offence of theft.

The sentences are to run consecutively.

Police prosecutor Christian Munonye said earlier that Mr. Ojukwu criminally trespassed into Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Catholic Church in Area 3, Abuja, pretending to be one of the worshippers.

He said that the convict stole the Ipad when other worshippers were going to the altar to give their offering.

Mr. Munonye said the convict was arrested by a police officer, Sgt. Jibo Mohammed, when he was leaving the church premises and taken to Garki Police Station on Aug. 9.

He said the Ipad was recovered from him during police investigation.



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  • Jesuslover101

    Better to have cut his hand off. He will cost the tax payer money and may come of prison a worse person

  • amazing2012

    Thieve steal in thieves den !

  • Osogagba

    But why must anyone go into a church with an ipad? Some worshippers sef. But of course, this is not an excuse for what the thief did.

  • Emeka

    Thank you Prof. Especially for that phrase ” two evil” it has been my favorite ever since this electioneering period to describe the two aspirants and their parties.However, I still maintain that the only criteria of choosing the lesser evil, is only if the citizens can insist on a critical debate amongst the major challengers Buhari and Jonathan, Pdp and Apc, and pay close attention on ” how and when, given what and what circumstances” can they achieve all these promises made from one zone to another, from one state to another. I know for sure that any good thinking Nigerian will know the lesser evil, otherwise, we all as a country should expect no magical wand to turn the tide in the next couple of years, nonetheless, any initiative in the likes of both evil and their sycophants- men who claim to be sheep on wolves apparel. Most pitted is my country men and women in the cynical behavior, whom has hoax their voices- shouting and bleating like a goat in shearing” power to the people” or ” Change” God unto you I pray, for the health of my soon to attain 55years sick and dying Mother-Nigeria.Help her old and young children with wisdom to think of her health and the betterment of her younger children, and children children.