Two men identified as Aladejare Adekunle and Agbetiloye Olaoluwa reportedly appeared before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday on a three-count charge.
The two men said to be 29 years old and 24 Yeats old respectively were charged with conspiracy, burglary and stealing of church property.
Insp. Johnson Okunade, the prosecutor, who stated that the accused and others at large burgled the residence of Rev. Michael Olukayode on July 19 and December 1 and stole church property worth N221,500 also added that the accused committed the offences at the Christ Shekinah Ministries premises, Igbaletoro, Oke-Ila in Ado-Ekiti.
According to him, the stolen items had been recovered from the accused and the offences contravened Sections 411, 145 and 390 (9) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.
The defendants, who pleaded not guilty were however, granted bail by the Chief Magistrate, Mr Adesoji Adegboye, in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties each.
The Magistrate ordered that one of the sureties must be a senior civil servant as he adjourned the case until January 17, 2018, for substantive hearing.