A pastor, Eli Dilli has allegedly absconded with N518,000 resort invoice in Yola, Adamawa state.
Dilli, who’s the district pastor of Lutheran Church of Christ (LCCN), Jalingo, Taraba state was mentioned to have lodged at Tufini Hotel, Yola, Adamawa state, however allegedly absconded with out settling payments to the tune N518,000.
The cleric, as gathered, dropped the identify of Adamawa State governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, to win the boldness of the hotelier.
He was mentioned to have lodged within the resort between November 2018 and April 2019, spanning a interval of six months.
During the interval, the clergyman incurred a invoice of N518,000, overlaying lodging and feeding.
The pastor, nevertheless, fled with out settling his payments, in response to the supervisor of resort, James Joshua.
He was arrested on March 8, 2021 and charged to Upper Area Court I on Tuesday, August 10, 2021.
At the listening to, the First Information Report (FIR) containing the cost bordering on dishonest as filed by the prosecutor, Sergeant Sawe Nicholas, was learn to the defendant and he pleaded “not guilty”.
In his ruling, the decide, Aliyu Bawuro, ordered that the cleric be remanded in jail custody till April 16, 2021 when the prosecution staff will current their witnesses.