The story of the 15-year-old boy, who allegedly stole eight jingle bells from a church would make you wonder if there is more to the piece of metal.

The defendant whose address was not given was on Thursday docked in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on charges bordering on conspiracy and stealing.

Policeman, Raphael Donny told the court that the defendant and one other at large, have been going to the same church to steal jingle bells.

“So, the security guards were put on alert, on that day, the accused and his other accomplice did not know they were being watched.

“As soon as they stole the jingle bells and were about leaving, they were apprehended by the security guards, but the second boy escaped,” he said.

Donny added that the defendant and his other accomplice had stolen eight jingle bells in the last 11 days valued at N35,000.

The Prosecutor told the court that the offences were committed between Oct. 23 to Nov. 3, at Christ Apostolic Church, Abraham Ezomor St., Ijaiye, a suburb of Lagos.

The offences contravened Sections 280 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 but the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Folakemi Davies – Abegunde, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The case was adjourned until December 4 for mention.

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