Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Pastor Arrested For Defrauding Church Member Of N .5M In Akwa Ibom

A 40 year old Pastor, Victor Udom, has been arrested by the Akwa Ibom State Command of the Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, for defrauding one Mr Eyo Akpan of N500,000. Akpan is a member of his church.

Udom, who is a prophet with Eternity Mission Church, Udo Uweme area of Uyo, collected N270,000 from Akpan with a promise that he will get a job with the NIS for his daughter, Miss Magdalene Akpan.

According to the State Comptroller, NIS, Abdullahi Garba, Magdalene brought an appointment letter to the Command given to her by Udom with the intent to start working.

Garba noted that the suspect stole the appointment letter of a deceased immigration officer, adding that he altered some of the information to reflect the current situation.

The State Comptroller said, ” he promised to give employment to Magdalene. He gave fake employment letter with a forged signature of one Sylvester Johnson, as an offer of immigration job to Magdalene.

“Our officers were able to track him down and he is with us. We intend to send him to Abuja for further investigation.

“It may also interest you to know that Udom had collected N270,000 from Magdalene’s father for immigration and N230,000 for a job in ExxonMobil from the same man. He is a serial fraudster. He has confessed to us.

He disclosed that NIS recruitment exercise had started, stating that the process was online.

He said a Personal Identification Number will be issued to those applicants who successfully completed their form for the online examination.

Udom, further stated that somebody collected from a lady with the promise to get her a job.

He said, “When the family started disturbing me and the person that collected the money refused to pick my calls, I prepared the employment letter for Magdalene.

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