I Thought My N350,000 SUV Was A Blessing – Rev. Pastor Nabbed With Stolen Vehicle

Date: 30-01-2016 7:39 am (4 years ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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On a 2005 edition of Mitsubishi Pajero parked on the premises of the Lagos State Police Command Headquarters, Ikeja, was a church sticker bearing the picture of a 32-year-old Presbyterian pastor from Umuahia, Abia State, Rev. Titus Onwuchekwa. In bold letters beside the pastor’s photo on the sticker are the words “Too blessed to be cursed”.

True to those words, Onwuchekwa, who was paraded alongside two notorious stolen car dealers by the police during the week explained that he thought God had brought a blessing his way, when he bought the SUV for a mere N350,000.

Onwuchekwa was paraded with the car dealers, 32-year-old Felix Osas, who sold the vehicle and 32-year-old Ndibe Samuel.
Ordinarily, a used 2005 edition of Mitsubishi Pajero is sold for between N1.4m and N1.8m but when Osas presented himself as the seller, he told Onwuchekwa that he could give up the vehicle for N500,000.

Onwuchekwa, who is popularly called ‘My father, my father’ in his church circles in Umuahia, said he had come to Lagos to attend a Christian programme when he sighted the 2005 Mitsubishi Pajero in Alaba area of Ojo, Lagos and he dialled the number of the seller pasted on the car.

“He gave me the price of N500,000 but I told him that I could only afford N350,000 and after we haggled a little, he agreed to sell the car. He said he would sow the car as a seed into my life for that amount provided I pray for him regularly.
“He said he needed regular prayers and I paid him N350,000 with a promise that anytime he needed prayer, he could call me and I would always pray for him.”

When asked if the cheap price of the vehicle did not raise his suspicion at all during the transaction, Onwuchekwa said he believed it was indeed a blessing that had come his way.
“I even went home to share the testimony of how I bought the vehicle,” he said.

What about the vehicle particulars and the Customs papers presented to him, Onwuchekwa said they all bore the names of Osas, which was what doused every suspicion he had.
But these are not enough to exonerate Onwuchekwa who continued to maintain his innocence.

Osas explained that few weeks after Onwuchekwa bought the Pajero, he contacted him again and asked to buy a 2001 Toyota Camry for N250,000, a vehicle which under a normal circumstance, he would have sold for at least N900,000.

This proved to be the nail on the coffin for Rev. Onwuchekwa as the police said he must have known he was buying a stolen vehicle if he did not mind coming back for a second car despite the suspicious price of the vehicles.

Osas, who runs Happy Home Motors, was all smiles as he narrated how Onwuchekwa fell victim of his criminal trade.
“I don’t think he actually knew that he was buying a stolen vehicle. If he did not come back for more, the police would not have arrested him along with us. I don’t steal these vehicles myself.

“In fact, I don’t knew where they came from. I got them from one of my friends, who told me to re-register them in my name. When I asked him where he got them, he confided in me that they were stolen.

“I bought the Pajero I sold to the Pastor for N300,000. I have only bought two vehicles from him before. I also bought the Camry from my friend for N300,000. It is the same one the pastor wanted to buy for N250,000.”
Osas said he had been selling vehicles for seven years after he realised that his initial business as a mechanic was not yielding profit as he wanted.
The young man did not show any remorse as he explained that it was the business he had been using to feed his family.

“I learnt car sales from my uncle and decided to establish a business of my own seven years ago. I actually did not set out to start selling stolen vehicles. It just happened that the prices were too cheap for me to avoid it.”

Samuel on the other hand, said he was not a stolen car dealer. He explained that he simply bought a vehicle from his in-law, which turned out to be a stolen vehicle.
“He told me that the 2001 model was fairly used and I bought it for N700,000. All the documents bear his name, so I did not suspect it might have been stolen. I am just a medicine store owner, not a criminal,” he said.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, said the suspects would soon be charged to court.



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Posted: at 30-01-2016 07:39 AM (4 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- princeton99 at 30-01-2016 07:49 AM (4 years ago)
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Nawawa...sorry pastor,I can't say anytin abt ur case
Posted: at 30-01-2016 07:49 AM (4 years ago) | Newbie
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- winace at 30-01-2016 08:16 AM (4 years ago)
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D story is complicated.
Posted: at 30-01-2016 08:16 AM (4 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- emma4love3 at 30-01-2016 08:28 AM (4 years ago)
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na wa oooooo.... pastor pastor
Posted: at 30-01-2016 08:28 AM (4 years ago) | Hero
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- livingstone80 at 30-01-2016 08:36 AM (4 years ago)
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What a country Nigeria!evils government, how can they put phone numbers on car for selling yet police didn't identify the car as stolen vehicle, please release the pastor!!!
Posted: at 30-01-2016 08:36 AM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- bright1love at 30-01-2016 08:45 AM (4 years ago)
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AS BUHARI THOUGHT THAT THE $300,000 WORTH OF JEEP GIVEN TO HIM BY DASUKI WAS HIS RIGHT AS THE FORMER HEAD OF STATE ABEG MAKE UNA FREE THE MAN
Posted: at 30-01-2016 08:45 AM (4 years ago) | Upcoming
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- dareper at 30-01-2016 09:05 AM (4 years ago)
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I thought God has blessed me with the car, I even shared the testimony in my church. And your church members will believe u as a powerful man of God....your name na sorry case.
Posted: at 30-01-2016 09:05 AM (4 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- pickNsmile at 30-01-2016 09:30 AM (4 years ago)
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Pastor I don't believe u for trying to buy another car at a cheaper rate for the second time. Guy u know what ur doing and to Kirikiri u must go. God blessing my foot
Posted: at 30-01-2016 09:30 AM (4 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Trueyarn at 30-01-2016 10:11 AM (4 years ago)
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Wahala dey o,to buy ride now person must go to the appropriate channel if not make person no come dey drive him in-law inside the ride,coti tell am make he park say nah stolen vehicle.
Posted: at 30-01-2016 10:11 AM (4 years ago) | Hero
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- princedafe at 30-01-2016 10:18 AM (4 years ago)
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Another senseless post
Posted: at 30-01-2016 10:18 AM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- willyking at 30-01-2016 11:08 AM (4 years ago)
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350.000 4 mistibushi suv 2005 pastor i suspect u dont tell me u dont know that cars are not plucked from trees
Posted: at 30-01-2016 11:08 AM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- gogoman at 30-01-2016 11:17 AM (4 years ago)
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when it too good to be true, u be thief as well, send am to jail
Posted: at 30-01-2016 11:17 AM (4 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- princeafes at 30-01-2016 12:48 PM (4 years ago)
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pastor, i hail ooooo
Posted: at 30-01-2016 12:48 PM (4 years ago) | Newbie
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- AmazingMarie at 30-01-2016 03:09 PM (4 years ago)
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one has to be careful of the things we buy as fairly used.
Posted: at 30-01-2016 03:09 PM (4 years ago) | Hero
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- okatee at 30-01-2016 03:23 PM (4 years ago)
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OGA PASTOR, NA UR GREED LEAD U TO DIS TROUBLE. NXT TYM, DEY GO BUY CAR FRM ORIGINAL DEALER.
Posted: at 30-01-2016 03:23 PM (4 years ago) | Hero
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- goldmoney at 30-01-2016 03:43 PM (4 years ago)
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Nawa ooo, pastor sef lyk cheap tinz
Posted: at 30-01-2016 03:43 PM (4 years ago) | Newbie
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- SOGaiya at 30-01-2016 10:20 PM (4 years ago)
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Alonger
Posted: at 30-01-2016 10:20 PM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- imaria at 31-01-2016 03:49 AM (4 years ago)
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They are all thief arrest them all
Posted: at 31-01-2016 03:49 AM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- DAMILARE100 at 31-01-2016 11:54 AM (4 years ago)
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Quote from: Bright on 30-01-2016 08:45 AM
AS BUHARI THOUGHT THAT THE $300,000 WORTH OF JEEP GIVEN TO HIM BY DASUKI WAS HIS RIGHT AS THE FORMER HEAD OF STATE ABEG MAKE UNA FREE THE MAN
....GBAM......that's the truth
Posted: at 31-01-2016 11:54 AM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- DAMILARE100 at 31-01-2016 11:55 AM (4 years ago)
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Bad market, but as u be man of God, Holy spirit suppose tell you sey na stolen car nau
Posted: at 31-01-2016 11:55 AM (4 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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