Crime

Pastor Steals N1.2m Car To Augment Tithe For Loan Settlement

A self-acclaimed Pastor, Jeremiah Ehindero, has said he stole a N1.2million worth of augment his congregation’s tithes and offerings for the payment of a N650,000 bank loan.

Ehindero, 41, the Pastor of the Jesus Miracle Church at No. 16, Ado-Odo Road, Afan, Sango-Ota, Ogun State, blamed the devil for his action.

The Federal Special Anti-robbery Squad (FSARS) at Adeniji Adele Road, Lagos Island, Lagos alleged that Ehindero stole the Toyota Highlander Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) from a car dealer and sold it off at Ore, Ondo State, for N600,000.

Ehindero was paraded with his alleged accomplices, Lateef Oyetunde who allegedly purchased the SUV from him; Jamiu Abiodun, 35 and Lukman Moyoyesa, who both allegedly introduced Ehindero to the buyer.

He explained that “I decided to steal the SUV to sell and use the proceeds to settle the N650,000 I borrowed from a microfinance bank in Lagos.

“I borrowed the sum of N650,000 from a microfinance bank to renovate my church with the hope to recover the investment from tithes and offerings, but I was surprised that for three months, no money was realised to repay the loan.

“When the pressure from the microfinance bank became too unbearable for me, the devil told me to go and steal a vehicle from the car dealer to sell and use the proceeds to repay the loan. I regret my action, Ehindero allegedly told the police”, Ehindero regretted.

The police alleged that Ehindero visited a car sales outlet at Sango-Ota, belonging to one Jamiu. He introduced himself as a cleric and requested for a Toyota Highlander SUV to be used for evangelism.

After the parties agreed a price of N1.2m for the SUV, the dealer allowed him to test drive the vehicle within the area. But the pastor got into the car and zoomed off, never to return.

According to the police, Ehindero switched off his phone, removed the SUV’s number plate marked ‘LND 816 CK’ and sped off to Ore, where he sold the vehicle to a spare parts dealer for N600,000.

However, the buyer of the stolen vehicle, Oyetunde claimed that he was not aware that the SUV was stolen, saying, if he had known, he would not have purchased it.

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