EFCC, police storm Lagos church, arrest pastor over scam
Pastor Cletus Chukwunweuba Ilongwo of the Pentecostal church, Power of the Holy Ghost Evangelical Ministry a.k.a Tuesday Tuesday Church, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and policemen. Vanguard reports that Ilongwo was arrested over allegations of scam made against him by some members of his church and Shoba community, Abule-Ado, Lagos state.
The security agents, numbering about 100, stormed the church in the early hours of the day after all efforts to invite the pastor of the church, who is standing trial in court, to report to EFCC failed.
It was gathered that Prophet Ilongwo was initially arrested early this year by the police and EFCC after a former member of the church reported that he defrauded him of N85 million, which led to the loss of his job in one of the first generation banks in the country.
It was learnt that he was invited for interrogation, he jumped bail and efforts made to re-arrest him failed until his surety was arrested last week.
He reportedly abandoned his surety to languish in EFCC detention, prompting a joint operation by EFCC and the Police to arrest him.
It was learnt that members of his church confronted security agents with dangerous weapons, leading to the use of force to arrest him inside one of the rooms in the church.
Eyewitnesses said members of the community, who had been complaining over the activities of the prophet and members of his church, went wild in jubilation, extolling the security agents for making them heave a sigh of relief.
The community members alleged that hoodlums and bodyguards attached to the prophet had subjected them to intimidation, harassment and public assault and all efforts they made to call the attention of the Police to their activities failed.
The reports further revealed that the suspect, Prophet Ilongwo, was taken to EFCC office at Ikoyi, where he was detained and taken to Ikeja High Court today to answer charges against him by the former banker.
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