April 8, 2016
How Popular Redeemed Pastor Defrauded Man of N30m
A popular pastor in the habit of defrauding unsuspecting people who trust him has been thrown into prison after he duped a man of the sum of 30 million naira.
Pastor Felix Fadare of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG
Pastor Felix Fadare of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, has been arraigned and remanded in Ikoyi prison fro allegedly defrauding a man the sum of N30m. The pastor and others had collected the money under the pretence of selling the victim plots of land in Lekki.
The Special Fraud Unit of Nigeria Police Force arrested and arraigned Fadare before Igbosere Magistrates’ Court for his alleged involvement in the fraud.
According to PMnews, Fadare, who in charge of RCCG’s Fullers Field Parish in Ajah, allegedly connived with Adeola Ajidahun and others at large to defraud Kehinde Ola.
They did so under false pretences of selling two plots of land to him in the Lekki Pennisula Re-settlement Scheme in the Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State.
It was gathered that Ajidahun who had been previously arraigned in the court on the same charge, had presented the pastor to Ola as his agent. The complainant was said to have paid N30m to 88-year-old Ajidahun after he showed him some documents indicating that he acquired the land from the state government.
However, things became fishy when a family in the area challenged Ola’s ownership of the land. He was said to have petitioned the police, leading to the arrests of the suspects.
It was also gathered that Ola was not only the victim of the alleged fraud by the suspects, Tony Ezeoke also was defrauded to the tune of N10m by the suspects. During investigation, the police also discovered that the suspects had allegedly swindled many other victims and was allegedly using PastorFadare as estate agent to defraud victims.
Fadare was arraigned and he pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of N5m with two sureties in like sum. He was remanded in prison custody at Ikoyi pending when he will perfect his bail condition.