Popular Lagos Bishop & Founder Of Mercy Tabernacle Church Arrested And Arraigned For N9m Fraud

at 03:44 PM, 2 Oct 17 (1 month ago)
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An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State on Friday admitted a self-acclaimed bishop, Bankole Jefferson, to a N1.5 million bail, after being  charged with N9 million fraud.
 
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Yewande Aje-Afunwa, ruled that the accused must produce two sureties, who must show evidence of payment of three years tax to the Lagos State Government.
 
Jefferson, 54, bishop of Mercy Tabernacle Church, Ogba, Lagos, is standing trial on a three -count charge of conspiracy, fraud and stealing. Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Peter Nwangwu told the court that Jefferson committed the offences sometime in January in Ogba, Lagos.
 
Nwangwu said the accused obtained the money from the complainant, Mr Akinyemi Adebayo on the pretext of supplying  diesel.
 
According to him, the accused committed the offences by conspiring with others still at large.
 
“The complainant reported the case to the police who later discovered after series of investigations that the accused is fraudulent.

“Jefferson avoided being arrested by travelling to the U.S. on an unknown mission.

“The accused, on his return, was apprehended by the police and while trying to defend himself claimed that the money he collected from the complainant was for offering in the church.

“The accused converted the money to personal use and all efforts to recover the money proved abortive,’’ Nwangwu said.
 
The offences contravened Sections 287, 314 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
 
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 287 provides a three-year jail term for stealing, while Section 411 stipulates two years for conspiracy. The accused, however, entered a not ` guilty plea’ and his lawyer applied for bail on liberal terms.
 
The case was adjourned until  Nov. 20.
JennyOstore at 06:08 PM, 2 Oct 17 (1 month ago)
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Egbon have landed in soup,his younger brother will go down too,it’s in their blood.
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officynero at 07:12 PM, 2 Oct 17 (1 month ago)
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end time
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fineboy77 at 08:08 PM, 2 Oct 17 (1 month ago)
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.......... and fraud ehn?dem be like yam and red oil
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dareper at 09:18 PM, 2 Oct 17 (1 month ago)
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aaah!!!. 9m for offering in the church, pastor fear God oo. even if he be politician.
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BournIdentity at 09:44 PM, 2 Oct 17 (1 month ago)
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Nobsmalltin at all,,, na one by one we go dey catch dem
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