Operatives of the Federal Particular Anti-robbery Squad have arrested a pastor, Jeremiah Ehindero, 41, for allegedly stealing a Toyota Excessive Lander automobile from a automobile supplier in Lagos
Ehindero had allegedly offered the automobile for N600,000 in Ore, Ondo State, earlier than going into hiding.
In accordance with the police, the acclaimed pastor approached the automobile gross sales outlet belonging to 1 Jamiu situated in Sango-Ota, Ogun State, requesting for a Toyota Highlander to buy for the aim of evangelism.
Ehindero was mentioned to have sped off with the automobile within the means of test-driving it after each events had agreed on a value.
He allegedly drove the automobile straight to Ore the place he offered it after eradicating the quantity plate shortly after leaving the automobile supplier.
The automobile supplier reported the matter to the Deputy Commissioner of Police answerable for FSARS, Lagos, Kola Kamaldeen, who directed his workforce led by SP Olaniyi Festus to go after the suspect and get well the automobile.
Confessing to the crime, Ehindero mentioned, “I made a decision to steal the SUV and use the proceeds to settle the N650,000 I borrowed from a mirco-finance financial institution in Lagos.
“I borrowed the cash to renovate my church and get well the funding from tithes and choices.
“When the strain from the micro-finance financial institution grew to become too insufferable for me, the satan advised me to steal a automobile from a automobile supplier to promote and use the proceeds to repay the mortgage.
“I remorse my motion,” he mentioned.
In accordance with the police, all individuals concerned within the illicit act shall be charged to courtroom quickly.