Pastor Defrauds Member Of N1.1m In Lagos (See How It Happened)

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A 40-year-old pastor identified as Femi Adewale, was on Thursday arraigned before an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun for allegedly collecting N1.1 million under false pretences from a worshipper.

Adewale, collected N1.1 million from one Ibukun Aderonmu, with a promise to assist her to solve her spiritual problems.

The self-acclaimed pastor, a resident of No. 22, Farinde St., Ijako, Ota, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretences.

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Police in charge of the matter, Cpl. Abdulkareem Mustapha told the court that the defendant and others, still at large, committed the offences on Sept. 14 at Ijako area of Ota.

According to the police, the defendant and his accomplices collected the money with a promise to help Aderonmu to solve her spiritual problems, an agreement he did not fulfil.

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Mustapha said the offences contravened Sections 390(9) and 419 of the Criminal Code Vol. 1, Laws of Ogun, 2006.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Chief Magistrate of the court, Mrs. B. B. Adebowale, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

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The judge ordered that the sureties should show evidence of tax payment to the Ogun State Government and submit four recent passport photographs to the court.

The matter was adjourned until January 22, 2018 for hearing.

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