A 43-year-old, pastor Adebolu Olulusi, has been arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Ondo State Command, for alleged N1.2million fraud.
The Hope Metro gathered that the cleric was arrested following allegations that he defrauded one Taiwo Opesanmi, to the tune of N1.2 million.
It was learnt that between 2019 and 2020, the suspect reportedly collected various amounts of money from Opesanmi, promising to assist her in securing a job at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.
After receiving the funds, he was accused of shutting off all communication with the victim and could not be found at his residence, No. 1, Ore Ofe, Irese Road, in Akure, the state capital.
The Public Relations Officer of the Command, Daniel Aidamenbor, stated that Opesanmi had encountered the pastor at a prayer mountain in Ijoka, Akure, where they met.
Aidamenbor explained that the Counter Terrorism Unit of the NSCDC, in collaboration with a commercial bank, successfully tracked down and apprehended the suspect, after obtaining a court order.
He said: “At the point of the investigation, another victim of the Pastor also accused him of selling land to her, using a fake deed of gift for N800,000.
“She had to pay another N1 million to the rightful owner of the land since she already had a structure on it.”