A security guard with the Redeemed Christian Church of God who impersonated Pastor Adeboye has been arrested and charged to court.
It was gathered that Babatunde had opened a bank account at the Aguda, Surulere branch of Fidelity Bank, in the name of Pastor Adeboye, by stealing a cheque valued at N600, 000, belonging to the RCCG General Overseer, and falsely presented himself as the man of God.
According to the police prosecutor, Inspector Aighoi Gbemileke, the accused with others still at large, committed the offences on June 6, at No. 1/9, Redemption Way, Ebute Meta, at 9.00 a.m.
“Babatunde, 32, opened the account in order to cash the cheque and convert the money to personal use.
He also opened the account in order to be stealing money from the church as they plan to pay in more cheques,” Gbemileke added, noting that the offences violated Sections 285, 378, 404 and 408 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011."
Babatunde, according to the prosecutor, is facing a four-count charge of stealing, impersonation, conspiracy and opening an account in Adeboye’s name and attempting to cash a cheque of N600, 000.
When the charges were read to the accused, he pleaded not guilty, and the Magistrate, Mrs. B. Folarin-Williams, admitted him to a bail of N100, 000, with two sureties in like sum.
Folarin-Willaims thereafter adjourned the case to August 4 for mention.