EFCC detains Catholic priest over alleged $44,000 scam

Date: 13-09-2011 12:07 am (10 years ago) | Author: Bashir Emmanuel Terhile
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday arrested and detained a Catholic priest, Rev.Fr Remigius Onyelu for allegedly defrauding an Abuja  businesswoman, Mrs. Ijeoma Ugwah of about $44,000.
The Catholic priest was  said to have been arrested at the Pope John II Guest House in Wuse 2,   Abuja at about 10am.
The priest, who was interrogated for hours yesterday, is  being detained at the EFCC headquarters pending the conclusion of investigation.
A source said: “The priest was alleged to have conspired with her younger sister, Princess Ebere David to obtain the money from the victim under the guise of helping her to process university education for her daughter in Canada where Rev Fr. Onyelu claims he has been on pastoral assignment for 15 years.



“Two years after making the payments, the victim was shocked to discover that she has fallen into a wrong hand who hides under his pastoral duties to defraud unsuspecting parents seeking admission for their children in Canada.
“She subsequently sent a petition to the EFCC Chairman, Mrs. Farida Waziri, who promptly assigned a team of operatives to put the priest on watch-list and arrest him any time he returns to Nigeria .
“While the Rev Fr. is being detained for interrogation, operatives were said to have declared a manhunt for his accomplice who has gone into hiding.
The EFCC spokesman, Femi Babafemi confirmed the arrest of the priest and declined further comments.
“The case is still under investigation, I cannot give you the details,” he added.

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- keke405 at 13-09-2011 01:11 AM (10 years ago)
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let wait and see the out come no comment for now
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- ifiokokoh at 13-09-2011 02:22 AM (10 years ago)
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Too bad if is true.so no true nigeria again even priest,pastor,i dont even mension member.God.. save us.
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- johehizogie at 13-09-2011 03:41 AM (10 years ago)
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As far as is a human being that worn the robe of a priest, he is still human an capable of anything no surprises no be GOD..
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- Ecto at 13-09-2011 04:03 AM (10 years ago)
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This is not a Nigerian-trained Rev Fr. so, I am not surprised. He may have been a dube who join the priesthood just to survive hardship abroad.
Posted: at 13-09-2011 04:03 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Nnadis5 at 13-09-2011 04:33 AM (10 years ago)
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REV father why naooooooooooooooooooooo
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- chosenme at 13-09-2011 04:57 AM (10 years ago)
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touch not my anointed and do my prophet no harm, be shore of what you are talking about
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- godwindave at 13-09-2011 05:39 AM (10 years ago)
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Ewww

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- charlesdozie at 13-09-2011 05:48 AM (10 years ago)
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Your source please @poster
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- Joshskillz1 at 13-09-2011 06:06 AM (10 years ago)
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naija 4 u.
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- charlym at 13-09-2011 08:21 AM (10 years ago)
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Let wait and hear the remaining story.
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- signaler at 13-09-2011 08:36 AM (10 years ago)
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just read without a comment
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- ifexdemike at 13-09-2011 09:29 AM (10 years ago)
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 Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed
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- cadanre at 13-09-2011 09:34 AM (10 years ago)
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FROM PASTORS TO PRIESTS. IT SUCKS!

Posted: at 13-09-2011 09:34 AM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- Idbabe at 13-09-2011 09:44 AM (10 years ago)
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No comment yet
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- donspirado88 at 13-09-2011 09:45 AM (10 years ago)
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hmmmm..... Onye ma kwa nu Grin Grin Grin Who knows!  Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed
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- queenrukky at 13-09-2011 09:49 AM (10 years ago)
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 Lips Sealed Lips Sealed
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- Simon-Zeletus at 13-09-2011 09:58 AM (10 years ago)
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This is very bad if find guilty he we be sack and jailed
Posted: at 13-09-2011 09:58 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- toniaugwu at 13-09-2011 10:01 AM (10 years ago)
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na wao...
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- Malachi09 at 13-09-2011 10:04 AM (10 years ago)
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I cant comment on diz..

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