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3 Burglars Jailed For Stealing Laptop, Money & Phone From Jos Pentecostal Church

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November 16, 2016 – 3 Burglars Jailed For Stealing Laptop, Money & Phone From Jos Pentecostal Church

3 Men Break Into Jos Pentecostal Church Auditorium, Steal Laptop, Money & Phone

A Jos Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday sentenced three men to 22 months imprisonment for stealing from a church.

Magistrate Helen Danboyi convicted Mathew Daniel, 38; Monday Garba, 32; and Peter Chris, 38, of a three-count charge of conspiracy, theft and mischief, following their guilty plea.

Danboyi sentenced Daniel to four months jail term with an option of N1,000 fine; Garba, six months with an option of N1,500 fine; and Chris, the ring leader, 12 months with no fine option.

The prosecutor, Cpl. Yange Terzungwe had told the court that the three men stole items valued at N281,360 from the Grace and Light Ministry in Dong Kasa area of Jos Plateau state on the 1st of October.

According to him, the trio broke into the church auditorium through its burglary proof and stole a laptop worth N250,000,;a telephone valued at N20,000; nine MTN recharge cards worth N750 each and a cash sum of N4,560.

He said that the offences were punishable under sections 97 and 345 of the Penal Code, Laws of Northern Nigeria.




  1. Clemcie

    November 16, 2016 at 4:07 PM

    Haba,,guys una fall my hand no be small 2 go collect 4rm church,,now God Almighty don vex 4 una,,,!


  2. fifelomo

    November 16, 2016 at 4:18 PM

    Stealing in the house of the Lord is sad! May God forgive u.

  3. Big Aunty Koks

    November 16, 2016 at 8:58 PM

    Theft and mischief” very apt description of the offence ! In days gone by the saying used to be “as poor as a church rat”. How things have changed; now charges are venues of unending harvest for thieves !!! They don’t go to church to find their fortune by praying but to literally grab their”fortune symbols” from other worshippers. Nawa ooo!!!

  4. sola olaniyi

    November 17, 2016 at 9:18 AM

    they have the gut to steal in the house of God..smh for them

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