- A man identified as Adebayo Olawale has been arrested by the EFCC alongside his accomplice, Gbenga Moses Adesoju, for committing fraud
- Adesoju is the pastor of one Christ Apostolic Church in Ile-Ife, Osun state
- Both men reportedly defrauded one Umar Hayatu to the tune of N12.7 million
The Gombe zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a Christ Apostolic Church pastor identified as Gbenga Moses Adesoju for fraud.
Pastor Adesoju was arrested for conspiring with one Adebayo Olawale of No. 25 Fashina Road, Ile-Ife, Osun state, to defraud one Umar Hayatu of lafiya quarters, Dukku local government area of Gombe state to the tune of N12.7 million.
The anti-graft agency posted photos of the suspects on its official Twitter handle, @officialEFCC, on Saturday, September 3.
According to the commission, the duo defrauded the victim via social media platforms and phone calls under the pretense that he won a car, some expensive phones and offer of employment into a juicy position.
The pastor and his member were nabbed at Ile Ife following a petition jointly written by the victim's relatives.
The commission had earlier announced how it apprehended suspected cyber-criminals in Ibadan, Oyo state.
The EFCC, on Friday, October 2, said 10 men were for their alleged involvement in internet frauds.
The anti-graft agency recovered several fraudulent documents and other instruments of fraud were recovered from the suspects at the point of the arrest.
It added that the 10 men will be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed.
The commission is not relenting in its fight against corruption. In August, nine suspected internet fraudsters also known as Yahoo boys were arrested in Minna, Niger state.
The EFCC made this known in a statement on Friday, August 21, adding that the suspects were apprehended following "volunteered intelligence by concerned residents of the area.
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