‘Real reason I stole a car worth N1.2m’ – Pastor confesses
The pastor of Jesus Miracle Church, 16, Ado-Odo Road, Afan, Sango-Ota, Ogun State, Jeremiah Ehindero, has allegedly confessed that he stole a N1.2million Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) because his congregation’s tithes and offerings were not enough to pay off a N650,000 bank loan. Ehindero, 41, also blamed the devil for his action.
According to reports, the Federal Special
According to the pastor when he was being interrogated, he said: I decided to steal the SUV to sell and use the proceeds to repay the N650,000 loan I borrowed from a microfinance bank in Lagos. I borrowed 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 unbearable for me, the devil told me to steal a vehicle from the car dealer to sell and use the proceeds to repay the loan. I regret my action,” Ehindero reportedly told the police. But Oyetunde, one of his detained accomplice, denied being aware that the SUV was a stolen vehicle. He said: “If I had known that the pastor stole the SUV, I would not have purchased it.