Woman Arrested for Sowing Seed with A Stolen SUV in Church
A 44-year old woman, Mary Onu has been arrested after she allegedly stole a Nissan Infiniti SUV belonging to a car dealer and used it to sow a seed offering to her pastor, Solomon Orimisan of the Celestial Church of Christ located at Idimu area of Lagos.The incident happened at Gabriel Bell close, Bamishile Estate in Idimu.Mrs. Onu was arrested with her daughter, Alice who signed the agreement and handed over the Jeep to Prophet Orimisan after she obtained a token sum of N500,000 in exchange for the vehicle.
The Delta State-born Mary who was a member of the church went to the prophet and told him that she wanted to appreciate him for his prayer to her and her family which had benefited them.She told him that she wanted to sow a seed offering with the Infiniti model QX56 which the market value is over N2 million.She asked the Prophet to pay only N500,000 as a token and, because he thought it was a sincere gift from his church member, he paid the money into her account.
According to report, she drove the SUV to the church with the owner, who is a car dealer and introduced him as her driver.When they went inside the church to discuss, the owner of the SUV didn’t know what was going on,after the Prophet transferred the the money into her account, she left both of them and bolted.
When the prophet came out and saw the car dealer, he asked him to leave and informed him he had settled with Madam Mary.It was then that the Prophet realized that Madam Mary have scammed him as the owner explained what transpired between both of them before the vehicle was brought to the church.The matter was reported to the police who trailed madam Mary and her daughter, Alice for several weeks and later arrested them at their hide.
At the station, Madam Mary confessed to the crime but claimed she had already spent the money to solve her personal problem.Both mother and daughter were charged before aMagistrate’s court sitting in Isolo on Thursday with conspiracy, obtaining under false pretence and stealing under the Criminal Code.
Funny enough, they pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, Mrs A.K. Shonubi granted them bail in the sum of N200,000 with one sureties in like sum.Mother and daughter were remanded in prison pending when they will perfect their bail condition.The matter was adjourned till 24 November, 2016, for trial.