They must have forgotten one of the 10 Commandments - 'Thou shall not steal'.

They were arraigned before a state High Court sitting in Port Harcourt over allegations bordering on conspiracy, assault and stealing of over 1 billion Naira  in church offering.

The 13 suspects, who were arraigned on 22 counts, were also  said to have also assaulted Venerable Chimela Samuel while he was officiating as a priest.

The trial judge, Justice Crescent Dappa-Addowere, later granted them N100,000 bail each, with sureties that must be important members of the church and residing within the court's jurisdiction.

However, the suspects pleaded not guilty to the allegation of unlawful transfer of the money from the church’s account to personal accounts and all the other charges read to them.

Justice Dappa-Addo adjourned the case till June 28.