-The police in Bayelsa State have arraigned a pastor for allegedly fraudulently obtaining a Toyota Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) and N20,000 from a member, in exchange for a spiritual breakthrough.
He was arraigned yesterday at a magistrates’ court in Yenagoa.
The pastor, Apostle Kingsley Abiekunogho, of God is Able Mega Fire Ministry, was brought to court on a three-count charge of obtaining by trick.
The clergyman, whose church is at Opolo in Yenagoa, was said to have allegedly collected the car and money from the complainant, Seiyefa Sayou, following a promise that he (Sayou) would receive the items in double fold after a month.
Basking in the prophecy, Sayou was said to have freely given his only vehicle to the prophet.
He was, however, shocked when the prophecy turned out to be fake, as he received nothing, as promised by the pastor, to replace his car and money.
the victim was embittered when he tried unsuccessfully to retrieve his vehicle from the prophet.
It was gathered that the accused told Sayou that he had sold the vehicle for N1.5 million.
The court, presided over by Eke Spiff, adjourned the matter till April 4 for hearing.