An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, July 12, 2018, ordered the remand of one Nwakamma Nnaemeka, accused of damaging church billboard worth N3.5 million in Lagos.
M.I Dan-Oni, the Chief Magistrate ordered that Nnaemeka, 28, be remanded in prison, while the case file should be sent to the Office of State Director for Public Prosecutions, DPP, for advice.
The case was adjourned until July 30, 2018, for mention.
The accused, who resides at No 4, Hope St., Iju Ishaga, Lagos, is being tried for willful damage.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Victor Eruada, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on June 1, 2018, at Ojodu, Berger, Lagos.
Eruada said that the accused willfully damaged an electronic billboard worth N3.5 million and stole some parts.
He said that the damaged billboard belongs to the Liberation City Church.
Eruada alleged that Nnaemeka was arrested while packing scraps and other parts of the billboard after it was destroyed.
The offence contravened Section 351 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.