An alleged fake pastor has been apprehended after he allegedly robbed a widow at her husband’s burial in Akwa Ibom. The pastor, who hails from Akwa Ibom State admitted to have stopped by a burial that he was not invited to at Itung Mbang, Uruan Local Government Area, where he monitored the widow who was receiving gifts from sympathisers.
He confessed that he waited and stole a bag containing the over N600, 000, two cell phones belonging to the widow and her late husband, a cheque book with an ATM pin written at the edge of the cover, an ATM card and a briefcase containing the late husband’s documents, which was handed over to the woman’s son for safe keeping.
Daily Independent tells the story: They reveal that after stealing the bag, the pastor, immediately used the stolen cash to acquire a land in Uyo, emptied his victim’s account with the ATM card and pin number, handed over his victim’s late husband’s phone to his wife, while he made use of the widow’s phone.
The culprit was reportedly tracked down by the Department of State Services (DSS) through the stolen phones and was arrested while conducting a church session at his City of Reality Christian Centre, Ediene Ikot Obio Imo in Uyo.
Etim who admitted to his crime during the interrogation said he was into photo and video media before he received his calling. He blamed the devil for his crime and promised to hand over the land acquired to the widow.
“Please don’t send me to jail. The devil is trying to rubbish my ministry. Please do not involve my wife in this, she is innocent, I did not tell her where I got the phone from. I don’t want our child to grow up without a father, please have mercy upon me”. He pleaded.