The Serving Overseer of Latter Rain Assembly and President of Latter Rain Ministries, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has refuted a Saharareporters story today which claimed that Cosmas Maduka of Coscharis Motors had attempted to bribe him with a Rolls Royce Phantom luxury car.
The pastor, speaking to SaharaReporters on the phone from Lagos, said he never told anyone that Coscharis was the source of the car gift he rejected during his 60th birthday celebrations.
He said the car was not an “attempted bribe”, as reflected in our story, but a gift. He explained that he rejected it because he did not need a luxury car of that magnitude while Nigerians wallow in abject poverty.
Asked if he knew how the car was purchased or by whom, Pastor Bakare said he couldn’t tell, but vehemently denied that Coscharis had anything to do with it. Coscharis has not officially denied involvement in the car gift saga. The automart had publicly stated in 2013 that it has the official franchise as the sole distributor of Rolls Royce cars in Nigeria.