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Man jailed for stealing church offering, phone in Ebonyi

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The son of a visually impaired man, Emmanuel Nwonu, was on Thursday, sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment without an option of fine by an Ebonyi State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Abakaliki for stealing church offering.

The convict, had penultimate Wednesday, stolen an undisclosed amount of money and a phone from a woman in the Udunukwe area of Abakaliki, the state capital.

Nwonu had told the police that he barged into the St. Patrick Catholic Church, Kpirikpiri, in the Abakaliki Local Government Area of the state, on July 11, 2020, broke the offering box and stole the sum of N41,465.

He was arraigned on two counts of burglary and stealing on Thursday.

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