January 30, 2017 – Pastor Rescued While Attempting To Hang Himself Inside Police Detention In Osun
- Pastor Joseph Afolayan, a 46-year-old clerica who was arrested by the police in Osun State for alleged fraud, has attempted to hang himself in the police cell.
- Our correspondent gathered that Afolayan, a pastor with Freed Zone Church in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, was arrested alongside his female friend, Miss Bimbo Olanrewaju.
It was learnt that the pastor requested a financial help of N600,000 from Olanrewaju, saying he needed the money to clear some goods he was expecting from Canada.
Olanrewaju and the pastor were said to have fraudulently obtained a sum of N450,000 from one Mathew Odeleye, while the pastor was said to have fled after allegedly defrauding Mathew of N450,000.
Mathew was said to have lodged a complaint at a police station and the police arrested Olanrewaju, but could not get Afolayan.
To get the pastor, the police were said to have asked Olanrewaju to call the pastor and told him to come to collect N150,000 to complete the money that he needed to clear the goods.
It was gathered that when the pastor went to collect the money, he was arrested by the police and detained for further investigation.
It was said that the pastor attempted to kill himself in the police cell because of the shame that the alleged act brought to him.