Celestial Church of Christ Global Genesis, Pastor Israel Ogundipe has been Jailed for N17Million fraud by Lagos court.
The Lagos State High Court in Ikeja on Wednesday, November 18, convicted a popular Lagos-based cleric, Prophet Israel Ogundipe, of fraud charges.
Ogundipe, was sued to court on the complaint of a London-based architect, Mrs Olaide Williams-Oni, who accused the pastor of defrauding her a total of N17 million with the promise to help her procure some landed property.
The pastor was prosecuted on seven counts, but was found guilty on two by Justice Olabisi Akinlade as the judge dismissed five of the charges due to the lack of evidence.
The judge sentenced Ogundipe to one year’s imprisonment on each count, but says that you prison terms would run concurrently.
In her testimony before the court, Williams-Oni had told the court that she met the pastor in 2002 during her visit to Nigeria and was taken to his church for prayers by her step-sister before the incident happened.