A man of God,

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), state that Pastor West alongside his company, Nimak & Company Nigeria Limited, was charged before Justice U.N. Agumoh on a four-count charge of obtaining money under false pretense.

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The man of God was alleged to have received the amount from one Emmanuel Dike at different times in 2013, for payment of a bungalow.

However, the complainant later discovered that the property had been sold to another person while his efforts to recover his money did not succeed.

The prosecution counsel, C.A. Okoli applied for a date for the commencement of trial while the defence counsel C.B. Osita made an oral application for bail of the accused to enable him attend to his health.

When the charges were read to him, Pastor West pleaded not guilty and Justice Agumoh granted him bail in the sum of N1m and two sureties in like sum.

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The case was adjourned to January 17 and 18, 2017, for trial while he would be remanded in prison custody until he perfects his bail conditions.