The 28-year-old unemployed suspect, Jubril
Aja, confessed to stealing the water taps from
a mosque after being arraigned on a one-count
charge of stealing.
The court heard that the accused stole the taps
on September 11 from the Allahu Walidu
Central Mosque at Sunday Farm Estate,
Dopemu, Agege, Lagos.
The prosecutor, Insp. George Nwosu, said,
“The accused came into the mosque with the
pretext to pray. He sat at the water side
pretending to do ablution and removed two
installed tap heads, packaged them inside his
bag and took to his heels.
“When a worshiper got to the tap to wash
before entering the mosque for prayer, he
discovered that the tap heads had been
removed again and he raised alarm.
“The accused was given a hot chase and
apprehended. When he was searched, those
stolen items were recovered.”
The accused reportedly confessed to the theft
of all the missing taps in the mosque, an
offence which contravened Section 285 of the
Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Section 285 provides that the accused will be
facing up to three years in jail if convicted of
The Magistrate, Mr A, Adesanya, adjourned the
case till September 21 for sentencing.