The Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Oke Eda in Akure, Ondo state, has sentenced one Friday Okeneji, a presiding pastor of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) Ona Iwa-Mimo, Iwaro Oka Akoko, in Ondo State, to two years in jail after he was found guilty of unlawfully breaking into a chemical shop and stealing substances worth N130,000.
The prosecution team had told the court that the convict committed the offence on July 2, 2023, at Iwaro Oka Akoko. Appearing before the court, the cleric pleaded guilty to two-count charges read before him by the court.
He confessed that he committed the offence intending to use the proceeds of the stolen goods to pay for his mother’s burial slated for August.
The Magistrate, Damilola Sekoni, who convicted Pastor Okeneji, 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.