A 46-year-old pastor Joseph Afolayan allegedly attempted to hang himself at a Police station in Osun State, where he was detained for suspicious fraud.
Afolayan who is a pastor with Freed Zone Church in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, was arrested with his female friend Miss Bimbo Olanrewaju.
Punch reports that he had requested financial help of N600, 000 from Olanrewaju to clear some goods he was expecting from Canada.
Unfortunately Olarenwaju who couldn’t help with the money, allegedly contrived with the pastor to dupe innocent Mr Odeleye Mathew.
Olanrewaju and Afolayan confiscated the sum of N450, 000 from Odeleye, then Afolayan absconded.
Mathew reportedly took lodged a complaint at the police station who sent officials to arrest Olanrewaju but couldn’t arrest Afolayan.
Police Lures Pastor
To arrest Afolayan, the police were said to have ordered Olanrewaju to call the pastor and tell him to come and collect N150, 000 to complete the money, that he needed to clear the goods.
Olarenwaju was unfortunate to have fallen for the deceit as he reached Mabinu Street, Jaye area of Oshogbo, Osun Capital.
The State’s Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mrs. Folasade Odoro confirmed that he was arrested by operatives attached to Oke Odo Police Division and detained for further investigation.
The PPRO continued that the pastor in an attempt to kill himself tied his neck with his cloth in the police station.
She added that the man of God resorted to suicide because of the shame the alleged act has brought to him, adding that the case was still under investigation.