Paul Oyewole, an identified pastor in Ondo State, has been dragged of publishing and posting his own obituary on social media platform, WhatsApp messaging platform, in a bid to avoid repaying a ₦3 million debt owed a church member.
The 43-year-old pastor of Ondo State was arraigned at the Chief Magistrate Court, Ondo Town, Ondo on charges of fraudulently obtaining ₦3m from one Boyede Emmanuel, a church member with the promise to pay back the money within seven days, a promise he failed to fulfil, on Wednesday.
Akao Moremi who is the Police Prosecutor, informed the court that the defendant falsely published his obituary on WhatsApp page after he had sent a fake bank alert to the church member.
He was also said to have “threatened the complainant on phone, with the intent to intimidate him and also conducted himself in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace, by stripping himself naked in front of the house of the complainant.”
Pastor Oyewole has pleaded not guilty to the charges levied against him. He was granted N1 million bail with two sureties in like sum.
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