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RCCG Pastor arraigned for issuing $1.6m dud cheques

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Ayodeji Ibrahim Oluokun, an assistant pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), City of David Parish in Victoria Island, Lagos has been arraigned for issuing dud cheques of $1.6 million.

The suspect who was earlier arraigned alongside his company Peak Petroleum Industry Nigeria Limited before Justice Toyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Special offences Court, was re-arraigned on a six-count charge of obtaining money by false pretence, stealing and issuance of dud cheques.

EFCC Counsel, S.O Daji narrated how the defendant approached the management of GOSL Nigeria Limited for a loan in the sum of $1.6 million in 2014, to enable him carry out operational activities in his company’s oil field in Bayelsa State.

The RCCG Pastor who assured the firm that he would repay the money within a year, allegedly issued two post-dated Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited cheques for the sum of $1 million and $666,666 respectively.

Justice Taiwo adjourned the case till September 23 after Oluokun pleaded not guilty.

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