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Church Bags 18 Years for N15.5m

The Economic and Commission (EFCC), Gombe Zonal Office on January 13, 2020, secured the of one Ibrahim Aku before Justice Nathan Musa of the Adamawa State High .

Aku, an accountant at EYN Church of Christ (Ekilisiyar Yen Uwa ), EYN, Church of Brethren in () in the state faced a six-count charge, bordering on forgery and obtaining by false pretence.

He was investigated and prosecuted following a petition by the church through Rev. (Dr). Mbaya an of the Church alleging that Aku defrauded the church of N15.5million between 2016 and 2018.

by the EFCC, revealed that the money was generated by the church members by offerings, and tithe.

The convict was entrusted by the church to deposit the church’s revenue into the church’s account with Plc and Zenith Plc, but he ended up diverting same, and forged tellers to balance the financial of the church.

He was assisted to commit the by his friend, one Benefit Ishaku currently at large to whom he gave N500,000. His assisted him in forging the stamps of the , which were also used to perpetrate the fraud.

He was prosecuted using the Advance Fee Fraud and Fraud Related Offences , 2006.

He pleaded “guilty” to the charges.

Prosecuting , S.E. Okemini, thereafter, urged the court to convict him as charged.

Justice Musa, thus, pronounced him guilty and sentenced him to 18 years in – three years on each of the counts, to run concurrently. He was not given an option of fine.

The , further ordered that he refund the stolen fund to the church, and that proceeds of the crime recovered from him should be sold and the proceeds remitted to the Church.

Tony Orilade
Acting , & Publicity

EFCC Nabs in

The , EFCC Ibadan zonal office, between January 11 and 12, 2020, arrested eight suspected internet fraudsters in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The suspects, who are between the ages of 17 and 30 years , were arrested at different locations across the ancient . They are Abdulrahman Qozeem, Umoru Ibrahim, Umoru Abdulahi , Famous Ose Itahma, Umoru Shaibu Pedro, Durrele Oyeniyi, Umoru Evidence and Judge Okoye.

Their was sequel to of report, alleging that they were involved in internet-related crimes.

Items recovered from them six expensive , various of , , international and several documents suspected to contain false pretences.
They be arraigned in court.

Tony Orilade
, Media & Publicity

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