The police detectives attached to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) Lafia, arrested a 52 years old man, Moses Inobeme, native of Irakhor, Esatko L.G.A Edo State.
The suspect who presented himself as a civil engineer before pastor Lemikan Adewale of Redeemed Christian Church of God, Lafia province and fraudulently collected sum of N3.1 Million on the pretext of procuring a Land for the church.
According to the police spokes man in Lafia, CSP Michael Ada who told Vanguard that after the suspect duped the church, he relocated to unknown place with his family, changed his phone number, thinking that he will never be traced again.
According to Pastor Lemikan, it all started like a dream sometimes in the month of August, 2012 when Moses joined the church claiming to be a new convert and was given a warm reception by the church and was thereafter accorded all privileges as a member.
He stated further that when Moses told him that the owner of a land adjacent to the church consented to sell the land to the church, he believed him and released sum of N3.1 Million to procure the land on behalf of the church.
Pastor Lemikan could not believe the sudden disappearance of “ brother Moses Inobeme” as he was fondly called and addressed by members of the church.
Having waited for months without clues to “brother Moses’s where about and reluctantly reported the matter to the police.
The police, on receiving the report swung into action immediately.
The detectives who through intelligent gathering, traced and arrested the suspect in Jos,plateau state.
Acp Ibrahim Tarfa in charge of SCID Lafia, while commending his men for this breakthrough and astute performance, advised members of the public to beware of fraudsters going about claiming to have solution to all problems.
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