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On Wednesday, January 11, a 45-year-old pastor, Dominion Ayendi, who allegedly defrauded his church member, Godwin Omaja, of N700,000 appeared before an Ikeja Magistrate court for mention.
The prosecutor, Insp. Clifford Ogu disclosed that the man of God defrauded his church member of such an amount under the pretence of using the money to execute a contract. He said:
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“The accused solicited for the complainant’s assistance, claiming that he secured a contract to be executed in Cross River, and that he was financially handicapped. He collected N700,000 from the complainant with a promise to pay back within three weeks, but did not pay.”
It was further reported that if found guilty the pastor may be jailed for 15-years but he pleaded not innocent and granted bail of 150,000 with two sureties.
Pastor Ayendi, who resides in Abule-Egba, Lagos, was charged with conspiracy, fraud and stealing.