The Lagos State Police Command has arrested the pastor of a church in the Ayobo area of the state, Gabriel Olakitan, for allegedly defrauding a businessman of N3m.
It was learnt that the 64-year-old suspect had sold a parcel of land in the area to the businessman and issued him a receipt to that effect.
The land was said to have been handed over to the pastor by one Bayo, who is based in London, to sell for N2.9m. PUNCH Metro gathered that the pastor, after collecting N3m from Cornelius, only paid N1m into Bayo’s account.
Trouble started when Bayo came to Nigeria sometime in 2014 and reportedly stopped workers hired by Cornelius to clear weeds on the land for construction. The case was reported at the Area M Command, Idimu, where an agreement was said to have been reached that the pastor would repay Cornelius in installment. Read more