Pastor Cheats Hotel of N518,000, Ends Up in Yola Prison

He was accused of leaving the residence without paying the due bill since then, in violation of section 312 of the state penal code.
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Pastor Cheats Hotel of N518,000, Ends Up in Yola Prison

Eli B. Dilli, a pastor of the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria (LCCN); Majamiyar Ceto Jeka da Fari in Jalingo, Taraba state, has been arrested and charged with defrauding Tufini Hotel of N518, 000.

On Tuesday, Eli Dilli was prosecuted before Chief Magistrate Court I Jimeta for allegedly defrauding a motel on Army Barracks Road in Yola, despite denying committing the crime.

He was claimed to have been at the hotel for five (5) months and eleven (11) days, paying N100,000 out of a total bill of N618, 000 for the time he was there.

Valid information available to the court and read on the flow says, the defendant checked into the hotel on November 6th, 2018, and continued to keep the apartment until April 17th, 2019, when he only paid N100,000, leaving a balance of N518, 000.

He was accused of leaving the residence without paying the due bill since then, in violation of section 312 of the state penal code.

After he entered a not guilty plea, the prosecutor, Sergent Sawe Nicholas, requested that the case be adjourned so that he could summon witnesses to prove his case against him.

While ruling on the application, Chief Magistrate Aliyu Bawuro adjourned the case until August 16, 2021, and ordered that the pastor be remanded in prison custody until then.