Photo: Court jails two pastors 7 years for stealing N32million

Find the EFCC Press statement below


Justice
F. O Ohwo of Delta State High Court, Warri, Delta State, on Wednesday,
December 10, 2014, convicted and sentenced Pastor Glory Okeoghene
Abrefera and Reverend Vincent Okpogu to seven (7) years imprisonment
each for stealing depositors’ funds amounting to N32million ( Thirty-
Two Million Naira only).

The
two clergymen were nabbed after deceiving unsuspecting members of the
public into investing in Mustard Seed Micro Investment Limited, a
wonder bank, and defrauded them of their hard-earned money.


While
delivering judgment today, Justice Ohwo convicted the accused persons
on all of the nine count charges preferred against them by the Economic
and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC.They were sentenced to seven
years imprisonment on each count. The sentence is to run concurrently.

According
to the judge, the convicts will serve the seven-year term at Okere
Prisons in Warri, Delta State, after completing the ten years sentence
they are currently serving for illegal banking.

It
would be recalled that Abrefera and Okpogu were on January 7, 2013,
convicted and sentenced to ten (10) years imprisonment by Justice I. N.
Buba of the Federal High Court Asaba, on a 4-count charge, for
operating a wonder bank called Mustard Seed Micro Investment Limited.

According
to the prosecutor, Mr. G. K. Latona, “the convicts are still answering
to other charges at Otor-Udu High Court for related offences.

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