The General Overseer of Jesu Miracle Church in Sango-Ota, Ogun State, Jeremiah Ehindero, has been arrested by the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS, for allegedly stealing a Toyota High Lander valued at N1.2 million from a car dealer.
According to reports by the police Pastor Ehindero, visited a car dealer, one Jamiu to get a Toyota Highlander, stating that it’s for for evangelism purpose.
They agreed on N1.2m for the car and was handed over the key to test drive it but the pastor allegedly drove off to Ondo State, where he reportedly sold it for N600,000 and escaped.
Other suspects arrested with the fleeing pastor include Lateef Oyetunde, who purchased the stolen SUV; Jamiu Abiodun, 35 and Lukman Moyoyesa, both of who introduced the buyer to the pastor.
Pastoe Ehindero reportedly confessed to the crime, saying “I decided to steal the SUV and use the proceeds to settle the N650,000 I borrowed from Micro-finance bank in Lagos.
“I borrowed the money 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. I regret my action.”