Genesis Church’s Founder sentenced to 2 years imprisonment for fraud

A Lagos State High Court has sentenced popular prophet and Shepherd-in-charge of Celestial Church of Christ (CCC) Global Genesis church, Prophet Israel Oladele Ogundipe to two-year imprisonment for defrauding an American based woman.

The trial judge, Justice Olabisi Akinlade sentenced Prophet Oladele after she found him guilty of two count charges out of the seven he was charged with.

In a judgment that lasted for about four hours, the judge sentenced the defendant, prophet Oladele to a year imprisonments for count two and four.

She however discharged him of counts 1,3, 5 ,6 and 7 for lack of evidence against him.

This isn’t the first time Oladele would be enmeshed in a fraud case. In 2007, he was charged with seven counts bordering on fraud and obtaining money by false pretense, preferred against him by the Lagos State government.

In the case, he was said to have defrauded one Mrs Olaide William Oni to the tune of eleven million naira (N11m).

He had however pleaded not guilty to the charge when he was brought before the court.

Source: The Street Journal

Published by Wonderlady

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