Pastor sentenced to two years in Jail for stealing
The Chief Magistrates Court in Akure, Ondo State capital, has sentenced the presiding pastor of Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) Ona Iwa-Mimo, Iwaro Oka Akoko, Friday Okeneji, to two years imprisonment for stealing.
The pastor was reportedly convicted on Wednesday for unlawfully breaking into a chemical shop to steal substances worth N130,000 on July 2, 2023.
Appearing before the court, the cleric pleaded guilty to two offences read before him by the court.
He confessed that he committed the offences intending to use the proceeds of the stolen goods to pay for his mother’s burial slated for August.
Damilola Sekoni, the Magistrate, who convicted Pastor Okeneji on a two-count charge, said that the prison term would be run concurrently with an option of N100,000.
Sekoni, however, advised the convict to turn a new leaf and imbibe the true virtues of a Christian while serving his jail term.