Pastor Lands In Kirikiri Prison For Stealing Female Undies

A 40-year-old pastor, Isaiah Nwachukwu, charged with stealing his female member’s underwears was on Tuesday, 28 February, 2017, remanded in Lagos Prison, though he pleaded not guilty to the charge reports Nike Adekunle.

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court which gave the ruling, said that the Pastor should be kept in Kirikiri Prison pending when his bail conditions would be fulfilled.

The Magistrate, Mr A.A. Adesanya, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Nwachuckwu, however, could not immediately meet the bail condition and he was remanded in Prison.

The accused, who resides at Dopemu, in Agege area of Lagos State, is being tried for stealing.

According to the prosecutor, Insp. George Nwosu, the accused committed the offence on January 6 at Oko-Oba, Agege, Lagos.

He said that the accused stole the underwears of his female Church member, one Mrs Idara Eyo.

Nwosu said that the accused, a Pastor of Minister of Gospel of God Church, organised a three-day prayers in the complainant’s house.

“The complainant and her husband accommodated their Pastor (accused) in their house for three nights to conduct a special prayer session related to her husband’s business,” he said.

The prosecutor said that after the accused had left their house, the complainant discovered that two of her pants, (the only white and black pants), one black brassier and the sum of N20,000 were missing.

“In the process of finding, it was discovered that the said underwears were taken by the accused without the complainant’s consent.

“When the accused was confronted, he denied taking those underwears but later confessed that he actually took them.

“He said that he wanted to use those underwears to pray for the complainant, but denied taking the money,” the prosecutor said.

The prosecutor said that the accused who refused to return the complainant’s underwears, had been sending series of threat text messages to her.

“The accused always send her text messages, threatening to eliminate her on or before April ending if she keep asking for her underwears,” he said.

The offence, Nwosu said, contravened Section 285 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011.

Section 285 provides that if convicted of stealing, the accused is liable to three years imprisonment.

The case was adjourned to March 22 for mention.

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