Court Remands Pastor, Wife for Alleged N33.8m Fraud in Lagos

Court Remands Pastor, Wife for Alleged N33.8m Fraud in Lagos

The Pastor of Kingdom Power International Christian Praying Centre, Ishashi, Azuka Ohez, and his wife, Mary Ohez, have been remanded by a Sabo-Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court Lagos.

The couple  were remanded  yesterday  for allegedly aiding in defrauding a lubricant company of N33.8 million.

The defendants of no fixed residential address are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and fraud.

According to the  News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the couple were arraigned in the chamber of the Magistrate.

The Chief Magistrate, Adeola Olatubosun, ordered that the couple be remanded in Ikoyi Correctional Centre until their bails are sorted out.

Olatubosun granted them bail in the sum of N10 million each with two responsible sureties each in like sum.

She, however, adjourned the case until May 13 for substantive trial.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, ASP Rita Momah, told the court that the duo and some others still at large committed the offences on July 13, 2023 at Oba Ayoka St, Lagos.

Momah alleged that the couple and one Chijioke Ezekirian conspired to steal and receive proceeds of sales from Climax Lubricants Industries in Lagos.

She submitted that the couple knowingly received the total sum of N33.8 million through a Fidelity Bank KPICPC account numbers 2033723459 and 5600923549 from Chijioke Ezekirian.

The offences, Momah said, contravened Sections 328 (1) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

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