Pastor Felix Otulukwu has been arrested and charged before Igbosere magistrate’s court after the police allegedly discovered seven suspected stolen vehicles parked inside his church for sale.
PM NEWS gathered that the estimated value of the stolen vehicles found in the church was over N30m.
According to the police, the suspect opened a church in Agbor, Delta state and was using the premises to hide stolen vehicles which he reworked and sell to innocent people.
The arrest and arraignment followed, after his manager informed the police at Zone 2 of Otulukwu’s alleged activities of using his church premises as park for selling stolen vehicles.
Following the report, the police went into the church and recovered the suspected vehicles.
Among the vehicles recovered from Pastor Otulukwu include two Toyota Hilux worth Over N15m. Two Toyota Camry worth N3m, Toyota Hiace bus worth N15m and Toyota High lander worth N3m.
The police alleged that in February 2015, Otulukwu and others conspired and stole a Camry car at 24 Ondo street in Oke Ina in Ogba, Lagos which belonged to one Emmanuel Imo and escaped.
The police also alleged that Otulukwu sometime in February 2015 at Demeru road in Ketu did receive a suspected stolen Toyota hilux and other vehicles worth millions of naira.
According to police, to conceal the act, he allegedly presented some documents which the police, during investigation discovered to be fake.
When Otulukwu was arraigned, he pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, Mrs S.K. Matepo granted him bail in the sum of N1m with two sureties in like sum.
He was remanded in prison custody at Ikoyi pending when he will perfect his bail.
The matter was adjourned till 9 December 2015.