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Pastor apprehended for N1.6m visa scam in Ondo



Pastor apprehended for N1.6m Visa scam in Ondo

In Ondo State, Pastor Micheal Ogundepo, a 39-year-old preacher, has been detained.

He was detained in Ondo State by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for an alleged fraud.

Ogundepo is accused of defrauding Miss Fagbuyiro Ajetomobi of N1.6 million.

Daniel Aidamenbor, the state NSCDC spokesperson, confirmed the suspect’s arrest in a statement posted in Akure, the state capital.

According to Aidemenbor, the priest reportedly took Miss Ajetomobi’s passport and changed her money for personal use, depriving her the chance to file for a new visa.

“Micheal Ogundepo, aged 39, pastor of No 15 Ewu Agbo Street, Ikorodu Lagos was arrested for scamming Miss Fagbuyiro Ajetomobi Yemi of No 110 Osi Igoba Akure, under the pretence of helping her to obtain Visa, to the tune of one million, six hundred and seventy thousand naira only (#1,670,000).

“The command invited the suspect severally, but he declined the invitation. He claimed to be outside the country and used a fake international number to call the complainant as a disguise.

“The suspect was arrested, when he was invited to collect the sum of N3,000,000 for a visa job, without him knowing it was a bait,” he said.

Aidamenbor explained that an investigation by the corps showed that the suspect had duped several other unsuspecting clients.

He added the offence of the pastor was contrary to and punishable under Section 419 of Criminal Code Law, Cap 37, Vol. 1 of Ondo State, 2006.

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