Fake Pastor Impersonating AIG Of Police Nabbed

Fake Pastor Impersonating AIG Of Police Nabbed

A Lagos-based pastor, Daniel Okojie, has been nabbed by the Lagos State Police Command and arraigned at the Ikeja Magistrate Court for allegedly attempting to defraud the Deputy Commissioner of Police “B” OPS in the state command, Tunde Sobulo.

The accused is facing a six count charge bothering on impersonation and obtaining under false pretence.

He is also accused of forging a Redeemed Christian Church of God identity card and parading himself as a pastor to unsuspecting policemen and also impersonating the  Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Force Criminal Intelligence  Department Force headquarters Abuja, Solomon Arase.

It was gathered that he asked Sobulo to aid the transfer of 13 policemen to the lucrative Operation Guard Unit of the Force as the policemen exhorted him as a 'respected man of God whom they held in high esteem' and also asked for N50,000 to take to the AIG.

However, Sobulo called the AIG to inform him of the suspect's request but he was shocked when the IG denied knowledge of the request and asked that the fake pastor be detained.

“That was how the pastor was arrested and Sobulo later found out that pastor Okojie has been in the habit of transferring policemen after collecting money ranging from N10,000 to N15,000 from them,” a police source said.

The accused pleaded not guilty to all the charges and was granted bail in the sum of N200,000.

The case was adjourned to October 4, 2013 for trial.

Source: Legit.ng

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