By Ekene Agbor, Osogbo

A 30-year-old man, Samuel Akintayo, was on Friday arraigned before an Osogbo Magistrate’s Court for allegedly burgling a church and carting away generator and fans belonging to a church in Osun state.

Akintayo, was said to have broken into a branch of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, First Fruit Vine Parish, Purewater area in Osogbo and stole some of the church items.
The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Olu Bodunrin, told the court that the accused committed the offense on 11th of August, 2016 at about 7:00pm.
According to the prosecutor, the ex-convict stole one generator 3800 model, valued N45,000 and two standing fans valued N28,000, totaling N73,000.
The stolen properties, the Police said belonged to the church arguing that the accused committed an offence contrary to Section 415 and 383(1) and punishable under Section 390(9) of the Criminal code, cap 34, Vol. II, Laws of Osun state of Nigeria, 2002.
Akinyemi pleaded not guilty to the two count charges slammed on him.
His counsel, Bose Adeyinka applied for his bail stressing that the accused was assumed innocent until proven otherwise.
The presiding Magistrate Olusola Aluko granted Aakinyemi bail inthe sum of N50,000 with two sureties in the same amount.
He adjourned the case to November 25, 2016 for mention.
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