The Ogun state police command has paraded one pastor Jeremiah Ehindero over claims that he stole a Toyota Highlander jeep from a car dealer under the guise of test driving the car before disappearing into the thin air.
The pastor while confessing to the crime admitted to having made the move after taking a loan from a micro-finance bank to renovate his church with the intention of making money from tithe and offering.
However, he said he was surprised that after three months, no money was realized from the church and the pressure from the bank became so unbearable.
“I decided to steal the SUV and use the proceeds to settle the N650,000 I borrowed from Mirco-finance bank in Lagos. I borrowed the sum of N650,000 from a Micro-finance Bank to renovate my church and to recover the investment from tithes and offerings, I was surprised that for three months, no money was realized to repay the loan.
“When the pressure from the micro Finance became too unbearable for me, the devil told me to steal a vehicle from a car dealer to sell and use the proceeds to repay the loan.”