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Man Caught Stealing Car, Claims He Got Divine Directive

Sept 3rd, 2012 – Man Caught Stealing Car, Claims He Got Divine Directive

A 43-yr old man who was caught attempting to steal a Sport Utility Vehicle, SUV, during church service at an Anglican Church in Lagos, George Obasi, stunned his interrogators when he claimed he got a divine directive to take the SUV home.

He said he had to take the SUV since he needed money to start a new business because his former business collapsed and he has been praying over it before the day of the incident.

Worshippers at Anglican Cathedral located at Okodua Street, Kirikiri Town, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, listened in disbelief to what Obasi was telling the church securitymen who caught him in the act.

The church members and the securitymen ignored his alleged divine message.  They arrested and handed him over to the police.

At the police station, he allegedly confessed to the police that he attempted to steal the SUV, sell it and  use the money to start a business.

The 43- year old man pretended that he had come to the church to worship and joined others at the congregational service. He, however, armed himself with tools to steal  at the church premises.

As the service was going on, he quietly went out to where a Nissan SUV with registration number MP 461ABC was parked to steal it. He reportedly used a sharp object in his pocket and forced the door of the vehicle open.

He was caught while attempting to drive the car out of the church premises.

Obasi was charged to an Apapa Magistrate’s Court on a two-count charge of attempted stealing.

His plea was not taken.

The presiding magistrate, Mrs. A .O. Ogundare ordered that the matter should be transferred to Kirikiri Magistrate’s Court where he will face the charge. (pmreports)



  1. Nneka Egondu Ibekwe

    September 3, 2012 at 5:11 PM


    • Isah Galadima

      September 3, 2012 at 10:37 PM


    • Donatus Osuagwu

      September 4, 2012 at 8:22 AM

      God cannot help the evil doer Job 8: 20-21

  2. Ifeanyi Daniel

    September 3, 2012 at 5:38 PM

    Such a claim is frivolous and unfounded.

  3. Onyebuchi Solomon

    September 3, 2012 at 5:57 PM

    God have mercy, so holy spirit can direct someone to steal, END TIME SIGN.

  4. proff

    September 3, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    Wonder shal never end,chia! Baba God u go judge many things that last day ooooo!

  5. Koko

    September 3, 2012 at 9:08 PM

    na real funny man

  6. portable

    September 3, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    Divine directive indeed.O le olojukokoro,Alapa maa sise.

  7. Walter

    September 3, 2012 at 11:15 PM

    Dis is ridiculous, how on earth would GOD send a man to steal….dat’s a fat LIE.

  8. stanley edeh

    September 4, 2012 at 7:46 AM

    the accused is not only a thief but an armbed rubber, whose main aim of going to church that day was coz of the car.GOD can’t direct someone to steal.he’s indeed a criminal

  9. Kayode Moses

    September 5, 2012 at 12:44 AM

    na thief

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