Bizarre: Lagos Pastor Apprehended After Seven Stolen Vehicles Were Found Inside His Church Premises
A pastor has been arrested in Lagos following the discovery of several stolen vehicles in his church premises.
A Lagos-based Pastor, Felix Otulukwu has been arrested and arraigned by the Lagos state police command before the Igbosere magistrate’s court after seven suspected stolen vehicles worth over N30 million were allegedly found inside his church for sale.
According to a report by PM news, Pastor Felix opened a church in Agbor, Delta state and was using the church premises to hide stolen vehicles which he reworked and sold to unsuspecting buyers. He was apprehended after his former manager informed the police of his criminal activities.
Among the vehicles recovered from his church were two Toyota Hilux worth over N15m. Two Toyota Camry worth N3m, Toyota Hiace bus worth N15m and Toyota High lander worth N3m.
Police officers allege that the suspect conspired with some armed robbers to steal a Camry car at 24 Ondo street in Oke Ina in Ogba, Lagos which belonged to one Emmanuel Imo and escaped in February 2015.
The police also alleged that the suspect in February 2015 at Demeru road in Ketu received a suspected stolen Toyota hilux and other vehicles worth millions of naira. To conceal his criminal activities, he allegedly presented some documents to the police which was discovered to be fake. When he was arraigned, he pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, Mrs S.K. Matepo granted him bail in the sum of N1m with two sureties in like sum and ordered that he be remanded in Ikoyi prison until he satisfies the conditions of his bail.
The matter was adjourned till December 9th.