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End Times! EFCC Arraigns 3 Pastors Over N7.9m Fraud



arrested_pastorsThree pastors David Eshiet, Samson Ugbara and Adesanmi Aderoju, were yesterday arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over alleged N7.9 million fraud.

The defendants who were arraigned before Justice Olabisi Akinlade of an Ikeja High Court, are facing a six-count charge bordering on conspiracy, obtaining money by false pretence, forgery and uttering.

The defendants were charged by the anti-graft agency alongside their company, Prince and Zion International Service Ltd.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges proffered against them.

The trio were accused of defrauding their victims of the sum under the pretense of helping them to secure large sum of money as loan.

The EFCC counsel, Mr Ben Ubi alleged that the defendants had conspired among themselves to fraudulently obtain N4 million and 25,000 US dollars (N3.9 million) from one Angel Estate Residents Development Association in Amuwo-Odofin, Lagos.

Ubi alleged that the money was obtained on October 27, 2011 under the pretext of helping the complainants source for a 100 million US dollars loan facility.

He stated that the loan was being sourced by the association to finance some community projects, adding that the defendants had obtained the money as processing charges.

Ubi, however accused the defendants of forging various documents which were used in facilitating the fraud.

Adding that after collecting the money, they  failed to secure the loan as promised which led the complainants to petition the EFCC.

Ubi said their alleged offences contravened Sections 1, sub-sections 1,2,3 and 8 of the Advanced Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria.

He said it also contravened Sections 363 and 364 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2011.

However the judge ordered the defendants  be remanded in Kirikiri Maximum Security Prisons pending the hearing of their bail applications fixed for March 27.

Source: Vanguard Newspapers

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  1. Dennis Agacha on Facebook

    March 19, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Make una fire them now… Spoiling Christianity`s image… Abeg if una no wan fire them make I cari ma granpa local gun com fire am into their crazy skull

  2. Oyeledun Tunde on Facebook

    March 19, 2013 at 8:47 pm


  3. Ngonye Dennis Benediction on Facebook

    March 19, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Dennis My man i feel U Abeg! Dnt mind them…

  4. Sanin Balo on Facebook

    March 19, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    May Allah save us!

  5. John Okwori on Facebook

    March 19, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Criminals, they should be sent to jail

  6. Obodozie Michael Uzozie on Facebook

    March 19, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Efcc bu ndi ara!wheda they don arrest/check chief obasanjo mathew d former 9jaria president, I.B.B.ekwensu rie kwa unu by disgracing our christian’s pastors@public of whole world,y nt muslim Alfas wheda they neva play frand b4.UTU HU ONYE OGA ARANI PASTORS

  7. Omowunmi Aina on Facebook

    March 19, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    If real, mark of d End -time

  8. Festus Waya on Facebook

    March 19, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Holy Shame! This is a Court’s case not for EFCC to dwell on.

  9. Pple tht re cal Men god..2 bad 4 thm….

  10. Musa Ahmed on Facebook

    March 19, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Gay church,Car snatchers church n nw Fraudsters pastors,dt reminds me of a xtain girl dt claimed 2 hav known 1 pastor dt is often sleep with his church members…hmm,a very nice religion.

  11. Ayobami Kareem on Facebook

    March 19, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Oh its a sad!, scripture must b fulfill. It wil soon worster than dat!.

  12. Yusuf Na'Allah on Facebook

    March 19, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Shame efcc wetin concern you with men of god free them god go hammar you efcc foolish people

  13. Aisha M Muazu on Facebook

    March 19, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Only God can judge

  14. Patience P Gowon on Facebook

    March 19, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    @Musa ahmed its nt by force 2 comment!! N besyd only GOD can judge. D fact dat d a caught does’nt mean dat d Christian religion n al Christians a wat ur compressd brain is thinkin. Thr a gud n bad Christians jt as thr is in ur religion ko! B gud!!

  15. Yusuf Na'Allah on Facebook

    March 19, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    pacient p g you are true god bless you

  16. Yusuf Na'Allah on Facebook

    March 19, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    pacient p g you are true god bless you

  17. Aleng E Abel

    March 19, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    How will Nigeria doing about the three pastors?

  18. Lucky

    March 19, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Musa Ahmad or wat ever go an settle d disput btw u an ur bharam religion bfr insertin a sim card in2 a phone dat does’nt blong 2 u.

  19. Lope

    March 19, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    I hate commenting on posts like this but I have to
    1) There was nothing suggesting or confirming these men were pastors so why †ђε headline? If uou guys need something to juice up U̶̲̥̅̊я̅ stories, find something true and not debasing
    2) Ȋ̝̊̅§ an organisation as †ђε one mentioned here Δ place to source loan especially Δ loan of such magnitude? If †ђε complainant aint rogues themselves, why not go to †ђε banks?
    3) What Ȋ̝̊̅§ an association gonna do with Δ huge loan as that if its not Δ dubious one
    4) ​Ђδω was †ђε association able to raise N7.9m and ​Ђδω do they plan to repay †ђε loan if they get Ȋ̝̊̅†
    Abeg! These pple should go and sit down and stop taking readers for fools
    Δ young undergraduate lawyer sef go rubbish †ђε work of this EFCC as Ȋ̝̊̅† Ȋ̝̊̅§.
    On religion…. I wiℓℓ rather be quiet.

    • David pops

      March 19, 2013 at 11:20 pm

      9ice Contribution from Lope.
      It’s kinda prejudicing Christianity, they should rather scrutinize and arrive @ d root of the matter before making this Dogmatic publication under religion concept.

  20. Manir Muhammad on Facebook

    March 20, 2013 at 12:03 am

    @patience owk nw u knw in evry religion dere most gud ones nd bad ones den y do u christians olways generalise ol muslims as boko haram.

  21. Adeola

    March 20, 2013 at 4:44 am

    @ Muhammad, Christians don’t always generalize that all Muslims are boko haram. Some of us have trusted Muslim friends. If yu see a Christian doing that, the person must be narrowly minded. Or perhaps, yu heard an incomplete statement.

  22. Abubakar Hussaini on Facebook

    March 20, 2013 at 7:15 am

    @patience its now dat u knw there’s good n bad in a religion??? Cos it comes to ur religion! As 4 me all d xtians are gays (homosexuals) n lesbians as well all d pastors r fraudsters. Nonsense religion.

  23. isiaka azeez

    March 20, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Those pastor 90persent, they are feed they poket.

  24. egwurube gaxriel

    March 20, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Very sorry 4 so many of u who just think u can vomit any nonsense 4rm ur outh anytime u like. Be sure & ready to face God’s judgement soonest & to give acct of ur life b4 Him. How terrible will that day be? Xtians or muslims,are u ready.4 d judgement day?

  25. Oluyemi Apata on Facebook

    March 22, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    They are not pastors, they are just stomach pastors devil in an angel cloths.shameeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  26. JayBee

    April 1, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Abubakar hussaini, it is obvious that there is complete nothingness i̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ U̲̅я skull. Only a stupidly stupid brainless homo sapien can say something foolish of §☺̴̩̩̥ much magnitude. If U̶̲̥̅̊ believe that every christian is what U̶̲̥̅̊ av described them †̥ be, then it shld be believed also by everyone that every moslem is a heartless boko haramist, child molester and animal shagger and don’t deserve being human!

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