EFCC arrests fake pastor over N1.33b scam
A fake Pastor, James Ezekiel has been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for defrauding a businessman of N1.33billion.
Ezekiel deceived his victim by enlisting him as one of the “financiers” of a spurious contract in the sum of N1.8 billion.
Ezekiel, who claimed to be a “Presiding Pastor of One Touch Power Ministry”, in Agudama, Epie, Bayelsa State, said he won a contract for the roofing of a cathedral belonging to the Salvation Ministries in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
He reportedly put the contract sum as N1.8billion and showed a contract award letter to his victim. He also wooed his victim to collaborate with him as one of the “financiers” of the contract. He allegedly promised the victim mouth- watering interests on his ” investment”.