Men of the Nigeria Police Force from Abeokuta, Ogun State Command, have arrested two Pastors for possessing and driving vehicles stolen by armed robbers.
The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Ikemefuna Okoye, said the cars the suspects possessed, were on a police list of stolen cars
The Pastors are Promise Ozavehe of ‘Champions Shorph Ministries’, Igando, Lagos and Muyiwa Olayeni of ‘Cherubim and Seraphim Church’, Isara, Ogun State.
CP Okoye said the car found with Pastor Ozavehe, was robbed in Ilorin, Kwara State; while he was arrested along Ibadan-Lagos Expressway.
Also the car found with Pastor Olayeni, was robbed in Ogbomoso in Oyo State, while he was arrested in Isara, Ogun State.
In his reaction to the theft allegation, Pastor Ozavehe said the controversial car was given to him by another pastor colleague. He accused the police of denying him access to his family and lawyer as he languished in detention. “Why should they put me into this mess, I am a pastor with five years experience, the car was given to me by a colleague pastor in Ilorin, who now made a detour that he wants his car back, and next thing I see is my arrest. I have been in detention for over 24 hours, the police beat me mercilessly, seized my phone and never allow me to have contact with my family and lawyer.”, he said.
Pastor Ozavehe said he is a PhD holder in Theology from South Africa.
On his part, Pastor Olayeni said that he could not explain what befell him as he was confused about the whole situation.