Two Pastors have being arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for possessing and driving vehicles stolen by armed robbers. The Police in Abeokuta arrested Promise Ozavehe of ‘Champions Shorph Ministries’, Igando, Lagos and Muyiwa Olayeni of ‘Cherubim and Seraphim Church’, Isara, Ogun State respectively.
The Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Ikemefuna Okoye, said the suspects were arrested with the cars, which were on a police list of stolen cars.
Mr. Okoye said the car found with Mr. Ozavehe, was robbed in Ilorin, Kwara State; while he was arrested along Ibadan-Lagos Expressway.
Also the car found with Mr. Olayeni, was robbed in Ogbomoso in Oyo State, while he was arrested in Isara, Ogun State.
In his reaction to the theft allegation, Mr. 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 languishes in detention.
Hear him, “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."
The suspect sad he is a PhD holder in Theology from South Africa.
The other pastor, Mr. Olayeni, said that he could not explain what befell him as he was confused about the whole situation.