All is now set for judgement on the case between the General Overseer of God is Able Mega Fire Ministry, Apostle Kingsley Abiekuno who and Mr Sayou Jones. The judgement is expected on Tuesday, December 4.
Judgement had earlier been fixed for last month but the court did not sit because of the sallah holiday.
Jones had dragged Apostle Kingsley before a Magistrate Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state for allegedly swindling him of his 4runner Toyota Jeep.
Apostle Kingsley is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and collection of car under false pretence. He pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Jones was said to have attended a programme organized by the Yenagoa based pastor sometime in 2017 tagged "This burial must not hold".
During the programme, Jones briefed the court that he pledged a sum of N20,000 when a guest speaker named Pastor Chris who was invited by the host pastor, called on the congregation to 'sow seeds'.
Jones told the court that when he went to redeem his pledge a week later, he met the guest speaker who then asked how much was in Jones' bank account and how many cars he had and was told " N20,000 and a Toyota Jeep".
Chris, according to Jones, asked him to donate the car to the church and expect a double blessing of the value of what he had donated in a month's time.
He therefore submitted the car keys and documents and went home on a tricycle popularly called KEKE NAPEP
Jones further told the court that his situation grew worse after months of waiting for the promised miracles, thereby prompting his decision to approach the church to retrieve his car. On getting to the church, the member was told that the car had been sold out.
Jones said he went to report the matter at the Yenagoa Area Police Command where the accused was compelled to produce the car.
The defendant had, through his counsel, Chuks Egbulonu, filed a no case submission, praying the court to strike out the case for lack of merit.
But in her ruling, the presiding magistrate, Mrs. Eke-Spiff insisted that the accused had a case to answer.
She struck out the no case submission on the ground that the accused claimed that the said vehicle was donated to the church while the document before the court proved that Apostle Kingsley signed as the new owner of the SUV.
Having heard both parties, the magistrate fixed the final ruling on the matter for November 20, but the date coincided with the public holiday. The judgment has now been fixed for Tuesday, December 4, 2018.