A pastor affiliated with the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has reportedly been arrested over land fraud charges in Lekki, Lagos State.
RCCG pastor lands in court over land fraud in Lekki
PM News reports that Fadare was arrested and now faces fraud charges under the criminal code after being brought before the Igbosere Magistrates' court by the Special Fraud Unit, SFU.
The Pastor identified as Felix Olu Fadare, who reportedly presides over the Redeemed Christian church of God, Fullers Field Parish located in Ajah was arrested for his alleged involvement in a N100m land fraud with the Lekki Re-setlement Schemes in Eti-Osa Local Government, Lagos State.
Fadare who hails from Ondo state had according to reports, been apprehended at what is described as his hideout following a petition leveled against him by one of the alleged victims, identified as Kehinde Ola.
The police has reportedly revealed that Fadare had conspired with one Adeola Ajidahun, to defraud Kehinde Ola, of N30m under false pretences of selling some plots of land located at the Lekki resettlement Scheme in Eti Osa Local Government.
Ajidahun and Fadare are reported to have flaunted fake documents in a bid to convince Ola of their genuity, going on to take him to the area, showing him different parcels of lands.
Ola had gone on to pay for a parcel of land he later chose from the choices shown to him, not knowing that the land had already been sold to another family.
According to PM News, Ola was not the only victim who had fallen for the lies used to defraud him by Ajidahun and Fadare.
The duo had also duped one Tony Ezeoke, of over N10 million for a parcel of land which had been marked by the government to be used as road leading into the resettlement area.
Following the discovery that he had been defrauded, Ola had immediately petitioned the Anti-Special Fraud Unit, SFU, leading to Ajidahun's arrest and subsequent charge to court.
Further police investigations are reported to have revealed that the duo had defrauded many others, while Fadare posed as an estate agent.
Fadare was later arrested and charged before the court over charges of conspiracy, obtaining under false pretence and stealing under the Criminal Code.
Following his arraignment, Fadare had pleaded not guilty over the charges leveled against him.
Presiding Magistrate, Mrs A. O. Awogboro, reportedly allowed Fadare bail in the sum of N5m with two sureties in like sum, as well as an order that the said sureties must provide proof of tax payment for the last years.
Fadare has now been remanded in prison at Ikoyi pending the perfection of his bail conditions, with hgis case adjourned to February 3, 2016.
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