CCC Global Genesis Founder, Isreal Oladele, Jailed For Fraud

 




A Lagos State High court on Wednesday sentenced popular prophet and Sheperd-in-charge of CCC Global Genesis church, Prophet Israel Oladele Ogundipe, to two-year

imprisonment for defrauding a U.K- based woman.



Justice Olabisi Akinlade sentenced the defendant 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.



Oladele was charged with seven counts charges bordering on fraud and obtaining money by false pretenses, preferred against him by the Lagos State government.

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He was said to have defrauded one Mrs Olaide William Oni to the tune of N17m which she gave him to procure some landed properties on her behalf because she thought he was a good pastor.

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She said she first met the accused person in 2002 during her visit to Nigeria, when she was taken to his church for prayers by her step-sister.

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She said: “He told me something about my husband in one of his prophecies, that I should not have anything jointly with him because he was having an affair behind my back. 

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He gave me a liquid to drink and I started vomiting. I was asked to sit down and he lighted a candle and said I should be there until the candle goes off.” 

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According to her, he allegedly took her in company of her step-sister and cousin to a bush in Sango Ota area of Ogun State, where she was allegedly bathed with some concoctions near a river. 

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She said her misfortune started when she returned to London, the prophet  asked her to invest in landed property in Lagos, which she agreed. This she did after consultations with some persons. 

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She allegedly sent N17 million in five tranches of N900,000, N2.5 million, N8.5 million, N2.7 million and £12,000 between 2002 and 2005 to purchase the property on her behalf, which turned out to be a fraud.

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She said, “When I confronted him about this, he started threatening my life and blackmailing me.”

[19/11, 17:32] Wealth Mom: Police mechanisms too weak to identify, remove, prosecute rogue officers — Gbajabiamila

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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Wednesday, described the current structure of the Nigerian Police Force as being too weak to identify, account for, remove and prosecute rogue officers. 

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The Speaker said this at the public policy dialogue on “Policing and Human Rights in Nigeria,” organised by the House Committee on Monitoring and Implementation of the Legislative Agenda, which is coming ahead of a police reforms bill due to be laid before the House soon. 

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Gbajabiamila said the bill would be holistic and would satisfy the yearning of the Nigerians. In the synopsis of the new bill, Section 6(1)(I) and 7(c) gave Nigerians power to make complaints against erring police officers. 

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The complaint may be made orally or in writing but not by any electronic means and shall contain the nature and particulars of the misconduct, the name of the police officer involved, the number of the police officer involved, date and time estimates of when the incident took place and any other relevant information to aid easy identification of the officer involved. 

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According to him, “We cannot have an effective policing system when the citizens do not have faith that the Police will treat them fairly every time, no matter the circumstance. 

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The Police cannot be effective when the mechanisms for accountability and discipline are too weak to identify, remove and prosecute rogue officers as a matter of course. 

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The Police includes in its leadership and ranks, many dedicated public servants doing their jobs as best as they can, under challenging circumstances. 

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We want to help them be better public servants by making it easier to remove rogue officers from among their midst because bad Police make it impossible for good Police to do their work. 

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When we think about policing reforms, we must resist the urge to focus only on making new rules about police conduct, and establishing new ways of holding officers accountable for failures to meet the standards of behaviour that we expect from them.”

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