Christ Embassy Pastor, Chris Oyakhilome In $35million Money Laundering Scam

Published 9 years ago by: ayodele henry
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at 07:37 PM, 25/11/2010 (9 years ago)

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Any moment from now, flamboyant miracle fixing pastor of Christ Embassy Church located in Oregun, Ikeja area of Lagos state, Chris Oyakhilome will be a guest of Nigeria’s anti-graft police, EFCC for using his church to launder funds which source could not be accounted for into foreign bank accounts. The illicit funds so far traced by security agents stand at over $35 million.

The latest scandal may once again bring the controversial miracle-worker pastor under public scrutiny after government suspended the broadcast of his suspicious healing programme tagged “atmosphere for miracles” on public television stations some years ago.

iReports-ng can authoritatively report that a document on the money laundering activities of the architect turned pastor was first passed to the Nigeria police force headquarters in Abuja, last year. After finding it difficult to unravel the fraud, the police forwarded the matter to the EFCC which has the expertise and powers to successfully prosecute the pastor.

According to a source at the force headquarters in Abuja, the case was sent to the EFCC and received there September 24th 2009. Another source in the EFCC also confirmed that attempts were made by some of the controversial pastor’s agents in the commission to “kill” the petition due to the electronic system of monitoring cases already put in place in the agency, called “gocase” by the United Nations Office On Drug and Crime, UNODC.

A reliable source in the agency told iReports-ng a few hours ago that ” after the initial hiccup, substantial progress has now been made on the case even though quietly and the coast now clear to invite the pastor to make some statements on his involvement in cash transfer of such huge amount of United States currency”

Apart from this discovery of money laundering activity by the pastor, a couple of his church officials and members have also of recent featured in some major fraud issues. Not quite long a time, one of his pastors in Ogba area of Lagos was said to have stolen some millions of naira from the sheraton hotels ikeja where he worked as a manager before he was sacked when the fraud was discovered. He claimed in his statement to the police then that he donated the stolen money to Oyakhilome’s Christ embassy church to buy power generating sets and other church needs.

Also of recent, a young member of the church in Benin city, Edo state was arrested and prosecuted by the EFCC for engaging in internet marriage scam through which he defrauded a white lady. In his statement before he was convicted, he was said to have also confessed that he donated the bulk of the scam money to Oyakhilome’s church where he belongs as a strong member.

Before the discovery of the pastor’s money laundering activity, Oyakhilome had been enmeshed in other major scandals such as immoral sexual engagements with church members, fighting other religious leaders, use of diabolic powers and faking miracles.

In 2008, south africa media were awash with stories of fake miracles stage managed by the pastor in a bid to woo worshipers to join his church.

*Watch out for updates on the money laundering case against Oyakhilome.

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aliaaz at 07:47 PM, 25/11/2010 (9 years ago)
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Kai, he don happen again, i tell Chris make da tym make we rest for dis matter him resfused nw seeeee.

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sarob at 08:07 PM, 25/11/2010 (9 years ago)
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when i know that EFCC go see this one what of people using pupilc money for there own selffishnees like lagos state house of assembly buying cars etc
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mksyoo at 02:35 AM, 26/11/2010 (9 years ago)
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una no see me abg
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popo2009 at 02:45 AM, 26/11/2010 (9 years ago)
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EFCC is busy chasing after Bank Chiefs, Pastors
Business men & women. what about our so-called leaders
who are looting and lavishing our money. Even James Ibori, our
EFCC could not even prosecute him, what a shame that he has to be
prosecuted in UK for crime he commited in Nigeria. Useless EFCC
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aliaaz at 05:44 AM, 26/11/2010 (9 years ago)
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Quote from: popo2009 on 02:45 AM, 26/11/2010
EFCC is busy chasing after Bank Chiefs, Pastors
Business men & women. what about our so-called leaders
who are looting and lavishing our money. Even James Ibori, our
EFCC could not even prosecute him, what a shame that he has to be
prosecuted in UK for crime he commited in Nigeria. Useless EFCC

Bcos our leaders dey loot money mean say make MEN of GOD still dey do their own? ah guy come on, you could do better.

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yanis4real at 12:36 PM, 26/11/2010 (9 years ago)
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dis na man of cah i de root of all evel
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uprising at 12:49 PM, 26/11/2010 (9 years ago)
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the money they suppose to use to help the less privelage of the society is being taken abroad while Jesus was on the earth he was busy feeding the hungry setting the captives free and even said birds of the earth have where to lay there head but son of man have not i wish our pastors emulate him
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nnadivine at 12:52 PM, 26/11/2010 (9 years ago)
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EFCC SHOULD CHANGE THEIR SELECTIVE MODE OF OPERATION AND STOP HARRASSING INNOCENT CITIZEN. LET THEM GO AFTER OUR CURRUPT GOVERNORS AND SENATORS NOT PEOPLE WHO IS STRUGGLING TO MAKE ENDS MEET. THEY SHOULD STOP FOOLING US AND HAVE A RETHINK BECAUSE THE EYE,S OF GOD IS WATCHING. IF CARE IS NOT TAKEN WHAT IS HAPPENING IN MIDDLE EAST WE START HAPPENING IN NIGERIAN BECAUSE OUR LEADER DID NOT CARE ABOUT THE SUFFERING OF THE POOR AND LESS PRIVILEGE IN THE SOCIETY.
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dollar22 at 12:56 PM, 26/11/2010 (9 years ago)
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i dont think this is tru
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walerian at 01:01 PM, 26/11/2010 (9 years ago)
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is dis realy true abt pastor Chris? no be small tin o.
i dey com.
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nnakaduna at 01:04 PM, 26/11/2010 (9 years ago)
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all pastors are frouders....beter stop decieving pple.....u christains should know pastors are evils...dey use lie lie miracle 2 decieve u..open ur eyes...christianity is fake.fake.fake....
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Eucharia at 01:08 PM, 26/11/2010 (9 years ago)
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everyday is for the thief but one is for the owner, Man of God , Man of God indeed.
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kextermania at 01:11 PM, 26/11/2010 (9 years ago)
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I am not a fan of Pastor chris but this is fake. Nothing like this in any of the daily news paper. were did this person get the information, please show us proof.
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Topson2010 at 01:13 PM, 26/11/2010 (9 years ago)
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God is my soul and deliverer let the middle class(Masses) pray to God to deliver then not human .....
Amen
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love_life at 01:14 PM, 26/11/2010 (9 years ago)
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thank god my money is not there. but what a hell will a pastor be doing with such amount of money, i know that money may not be up to 1/4 of all his money not even his assets. i pity the followers, anyway u can hear the message and leave the sender. that's about 5.3billion naira, mehnnnnn. i pity his poor followers
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Abby at 01:18 PM, 26/11/2010 (9 years ago)
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 Sad Sad Sad
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anitanosa at 01:20 PM, 26/11/2010 (9 years ago)
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Na wa ooh how do we now know the real and the fake? oyakhilome of all people? God pls we ned ur wisdom and direction, help us all. Huh? Shocked Sad
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ronaldson at 01:21 PM, 26/11/2010 (9 years ago)
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Quote from: nnakaduna on 01:04 PM, 26/11/2010
all pastors are frouders....beter stop decieving pple.....u christains should know pastors are evils...dey use lie lie miracle 2 decieve u..open ur eyes...christianity is fake.fake.fake....

All religion is fake,fake,fake including islam.
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waco at 01:25 PM, 26/11/2010 (9 years ago)
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why e be say when yash mess, head go collect knock.
That a member of his church stole and alleged he donated
d money to d church doesn't make it to be true.

That the pastor is accused doesn't mean he is guilty!
People say lots of things about his miracle, well that is their opinion.

Remember what the BIBLE says.......... do my prophet no..............?
                                                     Judge not so that thou shall not be....................?

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