Ali Ibrahim, a 20-year-old scavenger, has been asked to be remanded at the Nigerian Correctional Service in Suleja for allegedly stealing church property.
A Dei-Dei Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Tuesday gave the order.
The police charged Ibrahim, whose address was not provided, with criminal trespass and theft.
He pleaded not guilty to the offence.
The Judge, Sulyman Ola, adjourned the case until Nov. 15 for a hearing.
Earlier, Chinedu Ogada, the Prosecutor, told the court that Ayo Dele of The Redeem Church, New Birth Assembly, located in Dawaki, Abuja, who is the complainant, reported the matter at the Dawaki Police Station on Aug. 26
Ogada said that the complainant claimed that on the said date, he found the church was forcefully opened, and a 5.5 KVA generator, a 40-inches LG plasma television and a keyboard were stolen.
He also told the court that a student mattress and other valuables, whose values were yet to be ascertained, were also stolen.
Ogada said that on Aug. 29, the defendant was arrested and brought to the station, and during police interrogation, he confessed to having stolen the items from a church.
He said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 348 and 288 of the Penal Code.