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Gospel preacher remanded over theft of Lexus jeep in Lagos


prisonA 35-year-old mobile gospel preacher, Lucky David, was on Tuesday remanded at Kirikiri Prisons by an Ejigbo Magistrates’ Court 2 in Lagos for allegedly stealing a Lexus jeep valued at N1.5 million.

David, whose residential address was not disclosed, had pleaded not guilty to the charge of theft.

Magistrate Peter Nwaka did not grant the accused bail because he did not provide a residential address.

Nwaka said anyone willing to stand surety to fulfill the accused’s bail conditions should go to the Chief Registrar’s office.
He adjourned the case to May 27 for mention.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Cpl.Oluwafemi Adeleye, had told the court that the accused on May 1 at 9.00 a.m. at Idimu in Ejigbo, a suburb of Lagos, stole a Lexus jeep valued at N1.5 million.

“The accused on the said date impersonated as a gospel preacher, clutching a hand bell pretended to be preaching around the
residence of one Mrs Stella Ogunfatimi.

“However, the `fake preacher’ was only monitoring her movement.

“As soon as Ogunfatimi came out of her jeep to pick something in her house, the accused entered the jeep and drove it away,” he said.

Adeleye T said the woman immediately reported the case at Idimu Police Station and some police officers went after the accused.

`The accused was, however, apprehended in a traffic jam while the jeep was recovered from him.’’

The prosecutor told the court that the offence contravened Section 285
of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 285 (1) provides three
years imprisonment.

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  • Ebaah Odibo

    I strongly urge Mrs Stella Ogunfatimi to see the taking away of the Lexus ‘jeep’ (TM) by the pastor/preacher, as a kind way of the pastor collecting her due tithes, which she has not paid for sometime now. In fact, the pastor was so kind to trouble himself by condescending to come to her home to collect the overdue tithe. What! She is the one robbing God? How can a man of God rob her when she is the one who has been robbing God for ages despite the bountiful gifts of cars and home that HE has been giving her?

    With immediate effect and automatic alacrity, she must withdraw the charges against the man of God, apologize to him for the embarrassment and; without any much ado, drive the said Lexus to the undisclosed address of the man of God, and kindly hand over the key to him. Or is she waiting for the holy man of God to call down HOLY GHOST FIRE on her.

    And let me tell you private jet owners in this country (excluding the GOs). Do not wait for any man of God to overtake you during ‘rapture’ when you are flying your jet, and he will be forced to take your jet as tithe on his way to heaven, where he would present the gift as flying sacrifice to the God of Rapture.Pay your tithes now!! by donating those executive jets to the men of God who have not acquired some yet. They need these jets for evangelism to the angels who dwell in HEAVEN

    • OmoNaija nimi

      What are you vomiting?