- The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested Anu Ojo Olakonori, a pastor and founder of Angel on Guard Ministries, over a N27.9 million fraud
- Olakonori was arrested following a petition by the victim who claimed that the suspect duped her because of spiritual help
- The complainant claimed that it was her pastor that introduced her to the suspect for prayers and cleansing because of the difficulties she was going through at the time
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday, January 16, arrested Anu Ojo Olakonori, a self-acclaimed Pastor and founder of Angel on Guard Ministries for a N27.9 million fraud.
Olakonori was arrested following a petition by the victim. The complainant alleged that sometime in 2016, she was introduced to the suspect by a pastor of hers in Bauchi for prayers and cleansing because of the difficulties she was going through at the time.
According to a statement released by the commission, the suspect under this guise started requesting for money from her and she made transfers to him in different tranches amounting to N27, 900,600.
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Investigation has also revealed that the suspect used the said sum to purchase various properties house and cars, for himself. He will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the EFCC, Benin zonal office, arrested a bishop and suspected fraudster, Giniko Obi, for allegedly defrauding thousands of people of various sums of money running into millions of naira, in the guise of helping them “fight poverty”.
Obi, founder of Beloved Gideon Foundation, denied any involvement in fraud claiming that he was only “doing the will of God by trying to help the people fight poverty.”
According a statement released by the commission, the bishop said it was his desire and God's will to see people prosper that led him into operating what appears to be a Ponzi Scheme.
In related development, three suspected internet fraudsters have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission.
According to reports, the suspects turned No 24, 1st Avenue, Fort Royal Estate, Airport road, Abuja into their office where they apparently used laptops, phone and other gadgets to defraud innocent people, including foreigners of hard earned money and other valuables. It was gathered that the suspects operated with fake names on social media.
It was gathered that the suspects operated with fake names on social media. They reportedly created several Facebook accounts with the following names: Rodney David; David Rodgers and Carlos David, which they use to communicate with unsuspecting victims and eventually use to defraud them.
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