A former pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Oyo State, Oluwasesan Ojo, has been accused by a Nigerian medical professional in Saudi Arabia, Oladipupo Ogunbukola, of defrauding her of N5 million.
Ogunbukola claims that the pastor, who was sacked by RCCG also defrauded a group of her friends of N46 million.
FIJ reports that she said she had done all that she could do to get her money back but Ojo kept conspiring with various security agencies to break her against the law.
The medical professional recounted how she first met Ojo in April 2022 at a hospital in Ibadan, where he approached her and introduced himself as an employee of AIICO Insurance PLC, Lagos branch.
She said he advised her to invest N5million into the firm’s insurance package, assuring her that would not misuse his pastoral authority by getting her to invest in a bad business.
Trusting the pastor, Ogunbukola took some loans and sent him N5 million in six tranches between May 15 and August 15, 2022, as payment for the package.
But after the payment, she kept demanding for the evidence and certificate of the insurance package and Ojo kept telling her the firm had not released a stamped copy of the certificate until she found that he did not pay any amount on her behalf and had spent the money.
Aside from the business deal, Ogunbukola said Ojo also paraded himself as a trusted and registered travel agent.
Thinking Ojo’s claim was genuine, the woman then began to inform friends and acquaintances that he could assist anyone get into the United States, Canada, Australia and the Republic of Ireland.
According to her, after her referrals had contributed N46.7 million, Ojo organised a fake biomterics on May 18, 2022.
Ogunbukola added; “The day after Ojo organised the fake biometrics, he deleted all his social media handles. I searched for him but could not find him. I then went to the Ojongbodu Police Station to report him. A client he defrauded put a poster out and branded him a thief and that got him out of his hiding place.
“He was detained at the Eleyele Police Headquarters on May 23 and taken to court on June 30. He was remanded in prison and was to remain there until August 30, but he bribed his way out before the next case.
“Ojo has said many things to absolve himself of any responsibility. He even tried guilt-tripping me because his father died while he was still in prison for his misdeeds. People were now trying to guilt trip me because his dad died while he was in prison.
“Ojo, who blamed the devil for his actions told my brother he would pay, but to date, he’s nowhere to be found. I have called him and his wife, but they no longer respond. The Redeemed Church he used to oversee sacked him for his attitude. He’s walking free while my reputation is in ruins.”