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Winners Chapel staff arraigned for N38m fraud

Ogun Police Command have arraigned Afolabi Samuel, 46, and Blessing Kolawole, 39, staff of Winners Chapel, Canaanland in Ota, for allegedly stealing N38 million.

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Bishop David Oyedepo, founder of Living Faith Worldwide aka Winners Chapel
Bishop David Oyedepo, founder of Winners Chapel
Bishop David Oyedepo, founder of Winners Chapel

Ogun Police Command have arraigned Afolabi Samuel, 46, and Blessing Kolawole, 39, staff of Winners Chapel, Canaanland, Ota, for allegedly stealing N38 million.

The police charged Samuel and Kolawole, whose addresses were not given with two counts of conspiracy and stealing.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Abdulkareem Mustapha, told the court that the accused persons committed the offence between Dec. 1 and Dec. 15, 2018, at about 10 a.m.  at the Living Faith Church, Canaanland, Ota.

Mustapha alleged that the accused persons conspired and stole N38 million belonging to the church.

He said that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 390(2)(6)(8b) (9) and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.

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After the charges were read to them, they pleaded not guilty.

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Chief Magistrate Mathew Akinyemi, admitted the accused persons to bail in the sum of N2 million each with two sureties each in like sum.

Akinyemi ordered that the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and be gainfully employed with evidence of tax payment to Ogun Government.

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He adjourned the case until February 20 for further hearing.

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