A nigerian pastor identified as Paul Oyewole has allegedly printed and published his own obituary on social media platforms to avoid paying a debt of ₦3 million owed to a church member in Ondo State.
The 43-year-old pastor was arraigned at the Chief Magistrate Court, Ondo Town, Ondo, on charges of fraudulently obtaining ₦3m from one Boyede Emmanuel, with the promise to pay back the money within seven days, a promise he failed to fulfill.
Police Prosecutor, Akao Moremi told the court that Oyewole 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 the peace, by stripping himself naked in front of the house of the complainant.”
Oyewole has pleaded not guilty to the charges. He was granted N1 million bail with two sureties in like sum.