Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Redeemed Pastor Jailed Over N100M Lekki Land Fraud

Pastor Felix Olu Fadare of the Redeemed Christian church of God, RCCG, Fullers Field Parish in Ajah area of Lagos has been arrested and sent to prison over his alleged involvement in a N100m Lekki land fraud.
He is in the list of people picked up by the police over the Lekki Land Re-setlement Schemes in Eti-Osa Local Government, Lagos State, western Nigeria which was plagued by malpractices.
The Ondo State-born Fadare from Ilara Mokin was arrested in his hideout after the police trailed him following a petition against him by one of the victims, Kehinde Ola. Fadare was arrested and charged with fraud under the Criminal Code before Igbosere Magistrates’ court by the Special Fraud Unit, SFU.

t was gathered that Fadare allegedly conspired with Adeola Ajidahun and defrauded Kehinde Ola to the tune of N30m under the false pretence of selling some plots of land at the same resettlement in Lagos.
Acording to a report by PMnews, Ajidahun, who resides at 89, Karimu Laka Street, Egbeda area of Lagos, and Fadare allegedly brandished fake documents to convince Ola and later took him to the area in Lekki and showed him the parcels of land. Without suspecting any foul play and banking his hopes on Fadare who is a pastor, had paid for the land through his bank. Unknown to Ola, the land sold to him belonged to another family in the area.
It was also gathered that Ola was not the only person Ajidahun and Fadare allegedly defrauded over the land. Another victim, Tony Ezeoke allegedly lost over N10 million on the same land. Fadare was arrested last week and charged to court with conspiracy, obtaining under false pretence and stealing under the Criminal Code. When Fadare was arraigned, he pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, Mrs A. O. Awogboro admitted Fadare on bail in the sum of N5m 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 custody at Ikoyi pending when he will perfect his bail condition. The matter was adjourned till 3 February, 2016.

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