defrauding two pastors and other church members of about N5.1million.
The suspect had posed as a staff of Aso Radio and showed some cars to
them at the premises of the radio station which he said were to be
City News reports that one of the pastors showed interest in buying five
cars and paid him N3.1m while the other pastor and some members of the
congregation paid N2 million for several cars among the supposed
vehicles to be auctioned.
A police source said the 2 pastors have engaged in several prayer sessions since the case happened.
The source added that the suspect connived with a staff of Aso Radio to
perpetrate the act as he took his victims to the premises and showed
some grounded vehicles to them.
“He took the pastor to the Aso Radio where he showed him the vehicles.
The pastor also indicated interest and also announced to his members,
many members showed interest,” the source said.
City News reports that the suspect received the money at different
occasions between December, 2016 and January, 2017 after which he
He was tracked, arrested through one of the 3 girls he had introduced to the pastors as his fianceé.
The Gwarinpa Divisional Police Officer, CSP Nuruddeen Sabo, confirmed
the incident. He said the suspect was arrested on Friday and that he
confessed to the crime.
“He confessed to the crime and he is pleading with the pastors to give
him some time to repay them their money but they have not agreed yet,”
He said the case would be transferred to the area command if they failed to reach a consensus.