A 43-year-old Nigerian pastor named Adebolu Olulusi has been taken into custody by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Ondo State for alleged fraud. The arrest was made based on accusations that the pastor defrauded a woman named Taiwo Opesanmi of N1.2 million.
Between 2019 and 2020, the suspect reportedly collected various sums of money from Opesanmi, promising to assist her in securing a job at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). However, after receiving the funds, the pastor allegedly cut off all communication with the victim and could not be found at his residence located at No. 1, Ore Ofe, Irese Road, Akure, the state capital.
The Public Relations Officer of the NSCDC, Daniel Aidamenbor, revealed that Opesanmi had met the pastor at a prayer mountain in Ijoka, Akure, where their paths crossed. With the collaboration of a commercial bank and the Counter Terrorism Unit of the NSCDC, the suspect was successfully traced and apprehended after obtaining a court order.
During the investigation, another victim of the pastor also came forward, accusing him of selling her land using a fake deed of gift for N800,000. She had to pay an additional N1 million to the rightful owner of the land since she had already built a structure on it.