By Esther Onyegbula
Lagos—A fake pastor, identified as Chibuzor Nnaegbo, is currently cooling off in one of the cells of Lagos State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, Yaba, for allegedly defrauding four businessmen in Lagos.
Vanguard gathered that Pastor Chibuzor claimed to be in Israel while defrauding the victims. He reportedly used a coded MTN number to call his victim pretending to be in Israel. Among his victims is one Nzeh Remigius and three others.
It was gathered that the suspect, an indigene of Anambra state, who deceived his victims by telling them that he had issues in Israel where he was trying to set up a church, claimed to have sowed the proceeds from the fraud in two mega churches in Lagos.
The self-acclaimed pastor whose phone was filled with pornographic pictures, was arrested in his hideout at Igando, after one of the victims got suspicious of the incessant demands from the so called man of God who was in Israel.
Confessing to the crime, Chibuzor said: “My problem started while I was pastoring a church in Onitsha; I read a book written by Bishop Oyedepo on how to sow seed. After reading the book I sold all the church properties and sowed the proceeds in another church.
“When I relocated to Lagos, I started collecting money from people, deceiving them that I am in Israel. I told them that I had issues trying to set up a church and needed money to grow the ministry.
“I used all the money I collected from them to sow seed in Redemption camp. I collected N1.9 million from one of the victims, N1.255 million from another, N2.5 million from the third and N900,000 and a Toyota Camry from the fourth victim. I sowed the Camry as seed in Winners Chapel in Otta.
“I was arrested through my younger brother who I sent to collect money from one of the victims, unknown to me that he had discovered that he was being defrauded and had reported to Ilemba Divisional Police, and they arrested me.
“Concerning the porn videos that were found in my phone, I watch the pornography videos on my phone whenever I have sexual urge because I don’t have sexual intercourse with women”.
The case which was transferred from Ilemba Divisional Police to Area K command, is currently being investigated at the Lagos State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, Yaba.
Confirming the reports Lagos State Police Spokesperson DSP Kenneth Nwosu, said the suspect was in police custody undergoing investigation.
He said the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded on the matter.