A 44-year old woman, Mary Onu and her daughter, Alice, have been arraigned before a Magistrate’s court sitting in Isolo, Lagos state for allegedly stealing a Nissan Infiniti SUV, belonging to a car dealer.
Dailypost reports that Onu used the stolen car to sow a seed offering to her church prophet, Solomon Orimisan of the Celestial Church of Christ located at Gabriel Bell close, Bamishile Estate in Idimu area of the state. Onu was said to have gone to the pastor, told him that she wanted to appreciate him for his assistance and prayer to her and her family which had benefited them. She added that she wanted to sow a seed offering with the Infiniti model QX56 worth N2m but that the pastor should pay only N500, 000 as a token. This, Orimisan agreed and paid the money into her account.
The prosecutor, Mr A.U. Ojei, told the court that Onu drove the SUV to the church with the owner, who is a car dealer and introduced him as her driver. When they went into the church to discuss, the owner of the SUV was unaware what was going on and after Orimisan paid the money, she left both of them inside the church premises and absconded.
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The prophet reportedly asked the car dealer to leave, notifying him that he had already settled Onu. This made the shocked car owner explain what transpired between him and Mary before the vehicle was brought to the church. It was there and then that the pastor realized the Delta-born Mary had scammed him. He reported to the Idimu police command who trailed Mary and her daughter for several weeks and later arrested them in their hideout.
While her mother was arrested for stealing the car, Alice was arrested on the grounds that she 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. Onu reportedly confessed to the crime at the police station but claimed she had already spent the money.
The duo charged with conspiracy, obtaining under false pretence and stealing under the criminal code, however, pleaded not guilty before the presiding Magistrate, Mrs A.K. Shonubi.