Paul Oyewole, a pastor in Ondo State, has been accused of publishing and posting his own obituary on social media platform, WhatsApp, in a bid to avoid repaying a N3 million debt owed a church member.
The 43-year-old pastor was arraigned at the Chief Magistrate Court, Ondo Town, on Wednesday.
He was acccused of fraudulently obtaining N3 million from one Boyede Emmanuel, with the promise to pay back the money within seven days. Oyewole, however, failed to fulfill his promise
Police Prosecutor, Akao Moremi, informed the court on Wednesday that the defendant falsely published his obituary on WhatsApp after he had sent a fake bank alert.
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.”
Oyewole pleaded not guilty to the charges amd was granted N1 million bail with two sureties in like sum.
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