A 50-year-old self-acclaimed pastor, John Ojebe, has been arrested and charged to court for allegedly duping a lady, Hawo Umoru, of the sum of N390,000 under the pretence of selling her Adonai oil to wash her private parts.
According to a Vanguard report, Ojebe conspired with two others, who are now at large, to commit the offence at Sura Mogaji Street, off Coker Road, Ilupeju, Lagos.
The accused was arraigned by the police before an Oshodi Magistrate’s Court in Lagos on a three-count charge of obtaining money by false pretence and stealing.
One of the charges read: “That you John Ojebe, with two others at large, on April 13, 2014, at about 11am along Sura Mogaji Street, off Coker Road, Ilupeju in the Lagos State Magisterial District, did obtain N390,000 from one Hawo Umoru under the pretence of selling to her one Adonai oil for washing of her private part.”
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty when the charge was read before the magistrate, Akeem Fashola.
The counsel to the accused, Michael Olisah applied for bail and the magistrate granted him bail in the sum of N100,000 with one responsible sureties, who must have paid tax for three years and whose address should be verified.
The case was adjourned till April 27 for further mention.
Some so called pastors have been bringing shame to their churches as they have been involved in crime and scandal. Some have been accused of rape, while others have being involved in scamming innocent people looking for a solution to their problems.
About a week ago, the general overseer of a Pentecostal church, stor John (other names withheld), alongside his wife, Deborah, were reportedly arrested at the weekend in Akwa Ibom state over the alleged abduction of a new born baby.