Civil Defence Arrests Pastor For Allegedly Defrauding Church Member
A cleric, one Adebolu Olulusi, a 43-year-old Nigerian pastor, has been arrested by Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps ( NSCDC) Ondo State Command for defrauding one Taiwo Opesanmi to the tune of N1.2 million.
The suspect reportedly collected various amounts of money from Opesanmi, between 2019 and 2020,promising to assist her in securing a job at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. After receiving the funds, he was accused of shutting off all communication with the victim and could not be found at his residence, No. 1, Ore Ofe, Irese Road, in Akure, the state capital.
The Public Relations Officer of the Command, Daniel Aidamenbor, stated that Opesanmi had encountered the pastor at a prayer mountain in Ijoka, Akure, where they met. Aidamenbor explained that the Counter Terrorism Unit of the NSCDC, in collaboration with a commercial bank, successfully tracked down and apprehended the suspect, after obtaining a court order.
According to the PRO, “At the point of the investigation, another victim of the Pastor also accused him of selling land to her using a fake deed of gift for N800,000. “She had to pay another N1 million to the rightful owner of the land since she already had a structure on it.” he added.