Pastor Arraigned For Defrauding Church Members In Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has arraigned Pastor David Oladele before an Ebute-Meta Magistrate’s Court for allegedly defrauding his members of millions of Naira in car deals.

The pastor, along with others at large, allegedly defrauded six people by failing to remit profits from selling their cars, and issuing them fake cheques.

The vehicles, one Toyota Highlander, one Toyota pickup van, one Honda Odyssey, one Nissan Muraino and one Acura 3.2. were obtained allegedly under false pretences and were given to the accused to sell and remit to the dealers but he instead diverted the money into his personal accounts after the vehicles were sold.
Oladele is also accused of allegedly issuing dud cheques to two people.
The defendant was arraigned on nine counts of stealing.
The charges read in part:

“That you, Pastor David Oladele, and others now at large, between October 2014 and January 2015, at Ipaja, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did conspire among yourselves to commit felony to wit; obtaining money under false pretences and stealing, and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.”

He pleaded not guilty to all the charges and his defence counsel requested for bail.
The magistrate, N. A. Layeni, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N1m with two sureties in like sum.
The magistrate said one of the sureties must be a blood relation, one must be a landed property owner, and both must have evidence of tax payments.
The case was adjourned till October 7, 2015.
Source: Vanguard

Masquerade Arrested After Invading Church, Floging Pastors & Church Members

Four masquerades, on Sunday, invaded Christ Apostolic Church in Epinmi Akoko, Akoko North-West Local Government Area of Ondo State, disrupted the service and flogged officiating pastors and some members of the church.

A source said that the masquerades, who were earlier prevented from entering the church by the workers, forced their way in and headed towards the officiating pastor, beating him and other pastors.

The invasion disrupted the service, as members of the church, who were caught unawares, left their bibles and other belongings and ran out of the church.

The source said the masquerades acted as if they had a score to settle with the officiating pastors, Jacob Ogunmola and Kehinde Ilori, as they flogged them repeatedly, chasing them around the church until they could not run again.

The source explained that the two pastors were injured and later rushed to a nearby hospital, adding that the reasons behind the action of the masquerades remained unknown.

One of the masquerades, Tunde Arohunmolase, was, however, apprehended by the people and had been handed over to the police, while other masquerades fled the scene after the incident.

“The police responded promptly and one of them was overpowered by the congregation. His mask was uncovered and most of the people in the church and around the community identified him to be one of the boys from the community,” the source said.

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