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Pastor Nabbed For Robbing Widow At Funeral

Posted: Sep 17, 2015 at 12:31 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Idongesit Ashameri


The Founder and General Overseer of City of Reality Christian Centre, Apostle Nsikak Etim has been arrested by the police for allegedly robbing a widow at husband’s burial.

The pastor, who hails from Enen Atai, Itu Local Government Area of 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 until and later 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.

It was also gathered 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. When contacted, the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of CID, ACP Mike Okoli said that the crime was receiving attention.