Pastor posts own obituary to avoid paying member N3m debt


A pastor in Ondo State, Paul Oyewole, has been accused of publishing and posting his own obituary on social media platform, WhatsApp, in a bid to avoid repayment of a N3 million debt he owed a church member.

The 43-year-old pastor was arraigned at the Chief Magistrate Court, Ondo, Ondo State on charges of fraudulently obtaining N3 million from one Boyede Emmanuel, with the promise to pay back the money within seven days, a promise he failed to fulfil.

Police Prosecutor, Akao Moremi, informed the court 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  peace, by stripping himself naked in front of the house of the complainant.”

Oyewole has however pleaded not guilty to the charges. He was granted N1 million bail with two sureties in like sum.