Catholic Church Tithe Thief Bags 6 Months In Jail

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September 8, 2016 – Catholic Church Tithe Thief Bags 6 Months In Jail

A 28-year-old man, Elochukwu Nnoruga, is to spend six months in jail for stealing N214,000 tithe belonging to St Patrick Catholic Church, Idumaigbo, Lagos.

Magistrate Ade Adefulire of the Tinubu Magistrate’s Court in Lagos, who gave the sentence on Thursday, ruled that the convict would spend the six months in Ikoyi Prison and gave him no option of fine.
Nnoruga was arraigned on Aug. 17, on suspicion that he stole the amount from the Church’s tithe box.
Nnoruga promptly pleaded guilty to the one-count charge of theft.

In his judgment, the magistrate expressed disgust that people could steal from the house of God.
“It is a pity that people do not see the house of God as sacred anymore.
“This judgment should serve as a lesson to the public, if you choose crime instead of hard work, the hand of the law will always catch up with you.

“Nnoruga, you are hereby sentenced to six months imprisonment without an option of fine,” he declared.
The prosecutor, Mr Ben Ekundayo, had told the court that the convict committed the offence on Aug. 14, at about 2 p.m., at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Idumaigbo, Lagos.

Ekundayo said that the convict stole N214,000 from the tithe box after Church service.
He said that the offence contravened Section 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.


9 thoughts on “Catholic Church Tithe Thief Bags 6 Months In Jail

  1. serves him well…. “for the wages of stealing is jail” (naijagists 11: 2)

    #clueless human

  2. The worst fact is that imprisonment is even regarded as a relieve from the harsh economy condition outside. A warder friend once told me that some newly sentenced criminal when arriving the prison yard feels relieved as they are sure of government and other charity bodies sponsored free meals at least twice a day, this is a clear contrast to what many goes through outside here before affording a square meal in a day.

  3. THE MAN WHO DOES not pay his tithe is called a robber, according to the bible. And now, this one who was so bold to steal the tithe is what? Robberband? R-square?

  4. No fear of God at all. Anyway, that six months will give him time to think and make him do something meaningful with his life when he’s out. Enjoy your stay in ikoyi prison while your jail term lasts.

  5. I hope they recovered the money and that order was made that same be returned to the church ? Somebody’s tithe should not end in the thief’s pocket and for thief’s benefit.

  6. Just look the beautiful name given to him. ELOCHUKWU! !!
    HABA !
    That day can’t be the first time you’re doing this.God decided to arrest you that day.

    They better check and ask the kids worshipping there questions. If he can steal from God, to abuse little kids will be nothing to him.

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