Read what church elder did to general over in Onitsha
The Economic Financial Crimes Commission has on Wednesday April 26, arraigned an Onitsha based businessman, Chris Onyebuchi Ijeoma, alongside his company, Tellers International Limited in court.
PR Nigeria reports that he was arraigned on a two-count charge of obtaining money under false pretense and stealing the sum of N10m belonging to the head pastor and general overseer of a Pentecostal church in the commercial city.
Ijeoma was said to have approached the general overseer sometime in 2014 with a business proposal. He needed him to help raise funds to finance the importation of insecticide/ pest sprayer from the USA, to the tune of N10m. He however promised to pay back within three months, after the sale of the products.
The pastor decided to help the suspect, who was also an elder of the church council, on March 18 ,2014, with the said amount. He however waited more than the said number of months without getting his money back.
He then approached Ijeoma and demanded to know why the products were not yet imported, to which he said he had invested the money in a US-based cream company and that NAFDAC approval was needed before the goods would be exported to Nigeria; a development different from what was agreed upon.
When the case was called, the suspect pleaded not guilty to the charge. Justice Gafai ordered that the suspect be remanded in prison custody pending the hearing of the bail application