- Prophet Emmanuel Omale has sued a new generation bank for N5billion
- Prophet Omale said the bank falsely reported to the NFIU that N570million was paid into his church account
- Omale is the cleric linked to suspended EFCC boss, Mr Ibrahim Magu
The General Overseer, Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministry, Prophet Emmanuel Omale, has sued a new generation bank for N5billion.
Prophet Omale said the bank falsely reported to the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit that N570m was paid into his church account, thereby, leading to accusations that the money was used in purchasing a house in Dubai for suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.
The cleric had earlier described himself as a spiritual father to the embattled EFCC boss.
The suit marked FCT/HC/CV/2020, was instituted by the prophet; his wife, Deborah Omale; and the church, the Incorporated Trustees of the Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministry.
The claimant stated that in 2016, the bank falsely reported to the NFIU that N570million was paid into the church’s bank account which caused security agents to put the account under surveillance for four years.
The statement of claim read in part, “One of the key allegations levelled at the Presidential Investigation Committee against Mr Ibrahim Magu was that the 2nd Claimant (Prophet Omale) fraudulently and corruptly purchased a real estate property for Mr Ibrahim Magu in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates with the said sum of N573, 228, 04 allegedly credited as an inflow into the 1st Claimant’s (church’s) Corporate Current Account No: 1486743019 in the year 2016.”
Recall that Prophet Omale had earlier filed a court case against the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) and a reporter with the organisation.
A report by NAN had alleged the cleric bought a landed property worth N573 million in Dubai on behalf of Magu.
In a writ of summons filed by his lawyer, Prophet Omale said he has been damnified and claims jointly and severally against the defendants the sum of N1billion.
Legit.ng previously reported that the Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum condemned the recent media attacks on Prophet Omale.
The forum described as blackmail the recent articles circulated over the media about Omale, saying it was an attempt to discredit the cleric.
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