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A Christian cleric identified as Solomon Opaalade who happens to be the pastor at Cherubim and Seraphim Church located at Baruwa Estate, Osogbo, Osun State has been jailed for 18 months.
He was jailed for stealing a goat and turkeys and reportedly threatened the owner with charms.
According to reports, he was arraigned before the court on five counts bordering on stealing and was subsequently sentenced to 18 months in jail for three of the counts preferred against him.
The prosecution team led by Adekunle Adeniyi from the state Ministry of Justice told the court that Opaalade stole nine turkeys and a goat belonging to one Oluwasegun Hammeed.
During the prosecution, five witnesses were called and they presented two turkeys and charms recovered from Opaalade as well as a statement written by the defendant.
Magistrate Adijat Oloyade, in her judgment, found the defendant guilty of three of the five counts and subsequently sentenced him to 18 months’ imprisonment on each of them or an option of paying N10,000 fine for each of the counts.