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Tuesday, January 19, 2016
N30m scam land pastor in prison
Apastor in Lagos State, identified has Felix Olu Fadare, has been arrested and remanded in prison over allegations of fraud.
The pentecostal church pastor, who is in charge of a popular church in Ajah, was arrested by the
Special Fraud Unit over his alleged involvement in the Lekki Re-setlement Schemes in Eti-Osa Local Government Area.
One of the victims, Kehinde Ola, had petitioned the SFU, accusing Fadare of conspiring with one Adeola Ajidahun to defraud him of N30 million under the pretence of selling him some plots of land in Lekki.
He accused Fadare of giving him false documents and later taking him to the area in Lekki, showing him the parcel of land.
It was gathered that Ola, who did not suspect any foul play, paid for the land through his bank.
He was, however, shocked when the land which was sold to him was said to belong to another family in the area.
The pastor was subsequently arrested and charged before an Igbosere Magistrates' court with conspiracy, obtaining under false pretence and stealing under the Criminal Code.
He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge and the Magistrate, Mrs A. O. Awogboro, granted him N5 million bail with two sureties in like sum.
The court also ordered that the sureties must provide evidence of tax payments for three years.
Fadare was remanded in prison at Ikoyi pending when he will perfect his bail condition.