NSCDC arrests pastor, 43, for allegedly defrauding church member in Ondo


A 43-year-old pastor, Adebolu Olulusi, has been apprehended by operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Ondo State Command, for alleged fraud.

The arrest was made following allegations that the pastor defrauded one Taiwo Opesanmi of N1.2 million.

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 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.”

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