Ibrahim Aku, an accountant of the Church of Brethren in Nigeria, has been sentenced to 18 a long time in prison for fraud, by a Federal Superior Court in Yola, Adamawa State.
Nathan Musa, the choose, gave the get though ruling on a six-depend charge submitted towards the accused on Monday, January 13.
The Financial and Money Crimes Commission (EFCC) had accused Aku of defrauding the church of N15.5 million in between 2016 and 2018.
According to the anti-graft agency, the funds was generated by the church associates by way of offerings, donations and tithes.
Offering the judgement, Musa convicted Aku on prices of forgery and getting revenue by untrue pretense.
The church accountant, who pleaded guilty to the prices, was sentenced to 18 a long time in prison without an option of wonderful.
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The decide also purchased Aku to pay out again the income as restitution to the church, introducing that the proceeds of the crime recovered in the course of the investigation need to be sold and the funds need to be remitted to the church.
Reacting to the judgement, Bello Bajoga, an EFCC formal, explained: “The convict was entrusted with church money and he finished up diverting the revenue and cast tellers and offered similar as genuine, to serve as evidence of payment of the remittance.”
Meanwhile, Newswatch earlier described that the Typical Overseer of the Dwelling Religion Church Around the world, a.k.a Winners Chapel, Dr. David Oyedepo, experienced not too long ago reacted furiously to some hundreds of thousands of naira allegedly stolen by some very placed officials of the church.
Bishop Oyedepo who expressed disappointment at the way reliable specialists of the church, generally accountants used so as to keep away from fraudsters had indeed became a network of fraudsters by themselves added that the errant church officers have considering the fact that been suspended, he claimed.