A self-acclaimed pastor, John Ojebe, 50, has been charged before an Oshodi Magistrate’s Court in Lagos for allegedly obtaining N390,000 from one Hawo Umoru under the pretence of selling her Adonai oil to wash her private parts with, Vanguard reports.
Ojebe was also said to have conspired with two others, now at large, to commit felony, to wit obtaining money by false pretense and stealing N390,000 belonging to the victim. The accused, whose address remains unknown, was said to have committed the offences at Sura Mogaji Street, off Coker Road, Ilupeju, Lagos State.
He was arraigned by the police on a three-count charge of obtaining money by false pretence and stealing.
He pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to the accused before Magistrate Akeem Fashola; One of the charges read: “That you John Ojebe, with two others at large, on April 13, 2014, at about 11am along Sura Mogaji Street, off Coker Road, Ilupeju in the Lagos State Magisterial District, did obtain N390,000 from one Hawo Umoru under the pretence of selling to her one Adonai oil for washing of her private part.”
The offence was punishable under Section 410 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.
The accused was granted him bail in the sum of N100,000 with one responsible sureties, who must have paid tax for three years and whose address should be verified. The matter was adjourned till April 27 for further mention.