- A pastor of Winners Chapel has found himself behind bars over theft
- The man of God is reported to have stolen GH₵532,000 and GH₵64k belonging to church members
- As a result, he has been handed a jail term after a court found him guilty
A pastor of the Living Faith Church also known as Winners Chapel, Pastor Afolabi Samuel, has been handed a 3-year jail sentence after being found guilty of stealing.
According to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Lindaikeji's blog, Pastor Afolabi Samuel stole $90,000 (GH₵532,000) and GH₵64,000 belonging to congregants of the church.
The accountant and the church’s treasurer were also put before Justice Mojisola Dada on two counts of conspiracy and stealing.
He was accused of conspiring with one Blessing Kolawole to divert the money for their personal use, in contravention of sections 278, 285 and 490 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State No. 11, 2011.
Defence counsel, Rotimi Ogunwuyi, pleaded with the court to be lenient as his client had changed his plea from 'not guilty' to 'guilty'.
Another basis for the defence counsel's plea was because the preacher was responsible for his kids' education and the welfare of his aged parents.
Justice Dada granted the convict an option of a fine of GH₵15,000 and ordered him to refund the sum of GH₵532,000 and GH₵36,000 to the church.
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Saddick Amoah, a 23-year-old salesman at a Fan Milk depot in Ashaiman, has been arraigned before court for staking a bet with his company’s sales.
According to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Ghanaweb.com, Saddick Amoah reportedly used GH₵7,000 out of sales he had made in the day to stake a bet.
According to reports, he had the intention of winning the bet, returning the GH7,000 into the company's coffers and keeping the profits to himself.
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Source: Yen Newspaper