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Published On: Mon, Aug 3rd, 2020

Court jails 2 Pastors 26 yrs for N32.5m fraud in Delta

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From: Nosa Akenzua, Asaba

A High Court in Otor – Udu in Delta State, Presided over by Justice Florence Azinge at the weekend sentenced one Pastor Glory Okeoghene Aberefa and Reverend Vincent Okpogo to 16 and 10 years imprisonments, respectively.
The duo , including their company: Mustard Seed Micro Investment Limited, were prosecuted by the Benin Zonal office of the Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC), and under the guise of running a financial institution, the convicts defrauded dozens of unsuspecting members of the public of millions of naira through their fraudent mustard seed micro Investment Limited.
They were arraigned on 16- count charges bordering on conspiracy to steal and stealing Contray to Section 516 and 390( 9) of the Criminal Code, Cap 21 , vol 1 laws of Delta state of Nigeria 2006.
On June 19,2017, they pleaded not guilty to the charges as the EFCC legal team members, Vincent Agbaje, and Kenneth Udus, had acted on a petition which fingered them in the stealing of the sum of N32.516, 620: but Pastor Aberefa was sentenced to one year Imprisonment on each of the 16 count while the second defendant, Reverend Okpogo was sentenced to one year Imprisonment each on Count Seven to 16.
The sentences are to run consecutively as the convicts were earlier Jailed 17 years by Federal High Court Asaba, and Warri, while they will serve a new sentence which Justice Azinge said would take effect after Completion of the extant 17 years Imprisonment.
Meanwhile, a 45- year old housewife Identified as Chinyere Ngbala in Ugbolu Community near Asaba was in the early hours of Sunday allegedly caught pants down by her husband after she was said to have been lured into sexual intercourse by a rival boyfriend with bush meat.
The angry husband, Philip Ngbala who confirmed this to Journalists in Asaba, said that “My wife used to sell pork meat until this Igbo lured her with five big different bush meat and they both went into hotel for sex where information reached me and I raced to the hotel and caught them red handed”
Sources said that the housewife, a mother of three Children penultimate Wednesday had attempted to escape from the house with the boyfriend to hotel,but was blown open by her last born who openly screamed that one man was waiting to take her mother away, a situation she denied.

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