Joke of the Day: The Policeman & the Holy Bible

On the
Lagos-Ibadan Express Road, a Pastor, Wale
Orimeshin
was waved down at a Police Checkpoint by a team of policemen who,
quite naturally wanted ‘something’ from him. Since the Pastor was not prepared
to part with ‘anything’, the Policemen became officious.

One of the
policemen requested to see the Pastor’s Driver’s License and the Vehicle
Particulars which the Pastor promptly released to him. Nothing faulty was
found. But the policeman wanted to nail the ‘stubborn’ Pastor.
He demanded
to see the Pastor’s fire extinguisher. The Pastor opened up the boot of his car
to pick up the fire extinguisher and handed it over to the inquisitive
Policeman.
Still
adamant on finding an incriminating fault with Pastor or his car or both, the
Policeman moved to the front of the Pastor’s car and asked him to open the
bonnet. Cross checking the car’s engine number written on the vehicle’s license
with that inscribed on the engine block, the eagle eyed policeman claimed that
the way letter U was written on the
paper, it looked like letter V. So,
turning away from the Pastor and moving towards the Senior Police
Officer-in-Charge of the road block, shouting, “Stolen Vehicle, Sir”
Sensing
trouble and unnecessary delay, even though he knew he had not committed any
offense, the Pastor also went to the officer-in-charge, called him aside, and
said in low tones that he was a priest.
The SPO more
or less barked at him, saying, “Please, leave this Pastor thing. But by the
way, as a Pastor, you must be very conversant with the content of the Holy
Bible. If you have your Holy Bible here I want to draw your attention to what
is written in the book of Mathew Chapter
5
verse 25 and 26. Swiftly the
Pastor brought out his copy of the Holy Bible, opened it to the passage and
read out “Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court.
Do it while you are still with him on the way, or he may hand you over to a
judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown
into prison. I tell you the truth; you will not get out until you have paid the
last penny”
At that
point, the Pastor quietly made an ‘offering’ of N1000 to his newly found ‘Preacher’. Receiving the ‘offering’ the
Senior Police Officer in charge said, “Go in peace and argue no more”
The Pastor
moved towards his car muttering, “So, Policemen also read the Holy Bible!”
(Culled from
the book First 100 Jokes of Our Time by Olaleye Falore)

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