One Elochukwu Nnoruga of Saint Patrick Catholic Church, Idumaigbo has been sentenced to six months imprisonment by a Magistrate court sitting in Lagos for stealing N214, 000 tithe from the church tithe box.

The prosecutor, Inspector Ben Ekundayo told the court that the accuse committed the said offence on August 14 around 2pm in the church. And the offence is punishable under Section 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

He was charged with a one count charge of theft and he pleaded guilty to the charge.

The presiding Magistrate Ade Adefulire of a Tinubu Magistrate’s Court sentenced him to six months imprisonment in Ikoyi prison without an option of fine.

Adefulire said: “It is a pity that people do not see the house of God as sacred any more. This 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.”