Popular pastor arrested for stealing money, selling missing person’s phone

45-year-old Celestial pastor Ejiro Ologonla who is currently being investigated by the Lagos State Police Command for being in possession of missing person belongings has revealed that he took the items after the victim disappeared. The missing person, Olatunfe Anthony No 27 Owode Street, Alapere Ketu was last seen on December 10 when he was sent on an errand to Ilupeju. It was gathered that on the 12th of December 2019 at about 2pm Police received a complaint that on the the victim Olatunfe Anthony Oluwafemi of No 27 Owode Street, Alapere Ketu who was sent on an errand to Ilupeju has not returned and his whereabouts remained unknown. All efforts made by his family members to trace him were unsuccessful. The Itel phone of the missing person was electronically analysed by Police forensic experts and that led to the arrest of the user of the phone, a 23-year old girl Monsurat Gbadegeshin.

It was learned that Monsurat fiancé Abiodun Abiola gave her the phone. That led the operatives to apprehend the said Abiodun Abiola. During questioning, Abiodun said one Tolu Olurotimi sold the phone to him, thereby leading the operatives to him. Tolu Rotimi said he bought the phone from Pastor Ejiro Ologonla.

Suspects account According to Ologonla who hails from Delta State but based in Lagos, “I was at Oniru beach for spiritual cleansing on the 20th of December 2019 at about 10:30 am. On that fateful day, when I met the young man Olatunfe Anthony  who is now missing Oluwafemi”.

Explaining further Ologonla said, “Oluwafemi appeared drunk, and was chasing people around. At a point I saw him climbing a fisherman boat. Later I saw the missing person pulling his clothes and shoes. Later he dropped his phones and jumped into the sea. I informed  the security men on guard duty at the beach and also called a Police officer as well as one princess Arike Oniru on phone to intimate them of the incident. After which I picked up the victims clothes, shoes and phone and sold the phone to one Tolu Olurotimi for one thousand five hundred naira only”. However, the Fishermen, the Princess and other witnesses mentioned by the suspect Ejiro Ologonla were invited for questioning. The Fisherman stated that on that fateful day, the missing person came to the beach behaving  as if he was drunk. That as he paddled the canoe to the sea, he was alerted that the man was hanging  on the canoe. He brought him back and promised to give him fish. But when he came back the following day he did not see the man again. The Princess confirmed that the Pastor called her to inform her that somebody jumped into the sea and she advised him to report the incident to the nearest Police Station. The security  guards on duty at the beach denied receiving a report of somebody jumping into the sea. The clothes and shoes of the missing person were found in possession of the Pastor.

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