Two Pastors in Court for Stealing 2-year-old Girl

Two Pastors, Dorothy Ekutosi, 51, and Asekameh Victor, 27, Wednesday, appeared before an Ikeja, Lagos Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing a 2-year-old girl.
The Prosecutor, Clifford Ogu, told the court that the accused persons, who are standing on two-count charge, committed the offences on August 29 at the Abule Market area of Ajao Estate in the state.
He said the accused conspired and stole the child in the market, without the knowledge of the mother, who is a trader.
“The duo were caught with the help of her mother’s neighbours in the market, who intercepted the child, while they were taking her away to an unknown destination,’’ the prosecutor said.
According to him, the offences contravened Sections 287 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The accused, however, pleaded “not guilty’’ to the charge. Section 287 prescribes a three-year jail term for stealing.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Taiwo Akanni, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N100, 000 each, with two sureties in like sum.
Akanni said the sureties, who should be relations of the accused, should also show evidence of three years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
She adjourned the case until Sept. 20, for a mention.

Author: News Editor

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