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Friday, 22 July 2016

3 ‘Pastors’ Docked Over N26,000 Fraud

Three self-proclaimed pastors, Ekpo Michael, 55, Charles Michael, 54 and Napoleon Ohaegbu, 52, who allegedly obtained N26,000 under the guise of performing miracles were, yesterday, docked before an Igbosere Magis-trate’s Court, Lagos.
The accused, whose addresses were not given, are facing trial on a three-count charge of conspiracy, obtaining by false pretence and stealing.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Kingsley Jackson, told the court that the accused conspired and committed the offences on July 19, at 2p.m., at Ikate in Lekki Phase 1, at Eti-Osa, Lagos.

Jackson alleged that the accused falsely presented themselves to one Chioma Okorie under the guise of being Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, pastors and obtained N26,000 from her.

He said the accused falsely told Okorie that there was a cowry in her womb.
He said: “The accused brought out an egg and performed a magic, broke the egg, and a cowry appeared. 
“The accused, however, collected N26,000 from her.”
He said the offences contravened Sections 409, 312 (1) and 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused persons pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to them.

The magistrate, Mr. P. A. Adekomaya granted them N50,000 bail each, with one surety each in like sum and adjourned till August 8.

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