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Pastor Arrested For Car Theft In Abia State

A Pastor and his accomplice has been arrested by the operatives of the Abia State Police command for allegedly stealing a Black Toyota Camry in Ebem Ohafia community in Ohafia LGA last Saturday.

The Commissioner of Police, Leye Oyebade, who spoke to journalist at the Police Officers Mess in Umuahia where the suspects were paraded  said that the suspects were arrested on Sunday based on a tip-off and they have confessed to have stolen six Toyota Camry cars from Aba and sold some of them to one Maxwell in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital.

The pastor identified as Onyenweaku Chibunnam, who is the founder of a new generation church identified as the Assembly of the Redeemed at Ohafia confessed that he and his accomplice stole the Toyota Camry where it was parked, stating that it was their sixth in the last few months

He also added that he usually sold the cars at 60,000 to one Maxwell who resided in Port-Harcourt.

“Maxwell contacted me sometime last year to buy my car that I put up for sale, but he didn’t give me a good price for it, so, I couldn’t sell it to him. But when I stole an old model Toyota Camry last year, I called him to come and take the car I stole.

“We started having a misunderstanding when he requested the car’s original papers and I couldn’t provide them. I later told him that I stole the car. Maxwell became more interested in the business and gave me a master key with which I could steal Toyota Camry cars.” he said.

Chibunnam admitted that he used the money from the crime to fund his 30-member church, and blamed the devil for his stealing lifestyle. He promised not to return to crime if he was set free by the police. (too late for that!)

Meanwhile the owner of the stolen black Camry Saloon has been reported to have reunited with the car.

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