Woman Arrested For Defrauding Church Of N100 million

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A 30 year old woman, Iwuagwu Onyinyechi, has been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for defrauding a church based organization, MIA enterprise, to the tune of N100 million under the pretence of assisting the organisation to raise fund for its charity programme.

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The arrest of the suspect followed a petition written by the Lagos-based lawyer of the organization, Godswill Ojakovo, to the Commissioner of Police, Ogun State in which he complained that his client was defrauded by the suspect through an act of forgery.

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The suspect who claimed to have got an LPO from a company known as Location 3 Properties had appealed to MIA Organisation to fund the LPO, consequent upon which the sum of N33,118,000 was transferred online to her. While the organisation was waiting for the repayment of the money, the suspect came with another LPO she purportedly got from Ancillia Catholic Hospital, Iju and Holifull School, Ikorodu upon which another sum of N77million was given to her after showing relevant documents and proofs to back her claims.

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He stated further in the petition that as soon as she got the last payment in September 2018, the suspect disappeared into thin air. This prompted the church to make discreet enquiries about the LPOs submitted and found out that all of them were forged.

Upon the petition, Ahmed Ilyasu, the Commissioner of Police, Ogun State, directed the CP’s Monitoring Team to go after the suspect and bring her to book. The team technically tracked the suspect and got her arrested on January 21, 2019.

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On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime. She admitted that all the LPOs presented by her were forged as most of the companies where she claimed to have got the LPOs were only imaginary.

Meanwhile, the Police boss has directed the monitoring team to arraign the suspect in court as soon as the investigation is concluded.

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