Man arrested for being in possession of a stolen car by the Police claimed his pastor asked him to go ahead with the sale.
The suspect was arrested while he was looking for a buyer for the stolen Nissan Sentra, 2015 model, after he changed the plate number of the car. He placed an advert in an online shopping platform that got the attention of the police. A meeting was made and he was arrested.
He claimed the car belong to one Olabinwonu. The Police also tracked Olabinwonu down to a church close to his home. After much interrogation he claimd the car was given to him by a man identified as Ahmed Abbey who asked him to get a buyer.
Here is his statement:
“I met Abbey at Dammy Jay Hotel, Ikorodu. He came to my table, bought drinks for everyone and we became friends. While I was going home, he gave me N2,000.
I saw Abbey later that week to ask if he could help me with some money because I had no job. He asked if I could help his sister, who was travelling overseas, to sell her car.
I consulted my pastor and he told me to collect the car from him. I took the car from him, but after about three weeks and I couldn’t get a buyer, he took the car from me.
Some weeks later, I saw him with the car and he challenged me that I didn’t want to sell the car. After a while, we agreed that I should try again.”
“I consulted my pastor again for him to pray about it. This time, my pastor introduced me to someone in Lekki, who had a car park at a very conspicuous place, where we could put the car for sale. The car was there when I learnt that it was stolen at gunpoint.
Since I was arrested, Abbey’s phones have been switched off.”