Pastor docked for allegedly stealing N350,000

A pastor, Ajayi Pius, 45, was on Monday arraigned before Magistrate Omolola Akosile of an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court, Ekiti, for allegedly stealing N350,000.

The accused is facing a charge of stealing.

The prosecutor, Monica Ikebuilo, told the court that the accused committed the offence sometimes in June 2013 at Falana area of Ado-Ekiti.

“The accused who is a pastor in an indigenous church (names withheld) situated at Basiri, in Ado-Ekiti, was alleged to have stolen N350,000 kept in his car.

“The amount was to be used by one Rufai Mercy to rent an apartment.”

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 383 and was punishable under Section 390 (8b) of the Criminal Code Cap C16 Vol. 1 Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

The prosecutor, however, applied for adjournment to enable her study the case file ‎and assemble witnesses.

The accused pleaded not guilty.

His counsel, Simeon Ojo, applied for his bail on liberal terms and promised that the accused would not jump bail.

The magistrate, Omolola Akosile, granted the defendant N50,000 bail with two sureties in like sum.

She said that the sureties must be resident within the jurisdiction and must have verifiable addresses.

The magistrate adjourned the case till April 27 for hearing.



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  • tundemash

    Dull Pastor, just go ahead and accuse the govt. of colluding with herdsmen to kill Christians on Kaduna; that way you have a ready-made excuse for any crime arrested for or any immorality you accused of.

  • Shahokaya

    Why are Nigerian Pastors synanimous with crime? If they are not killing their members like King, they will be slapping them like Oyedepo, or using their jets for illegal arms importation, or doing pastor suleman.

  • dandu

    If a Nigerian tells you he is born-again, you better beware. There was a time when there were real practicing Christians, and they did not blow their horn about being born-again, or being pastor this or apostle that. Rather, you knew them by their fruits.

  • amazing2012

    Christianity, a religion of freedom to sin !

    • Deking ON Eth Onyeze

      Islam is a cult. Blood sucjers