COURT: Pastor Arrested for Diverting Church’s N15m for His PhD

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Omosebi Fred Adeola, a self-acclaimed Nigerian pastor, has been arraigned before the court over diversion of church funds to the tune of N15.6 million for his PhD.

Adeola was dragged before the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja by the Economic and Finacial Crime Commission (EFCC) on eleven-count charges.

The charges, according to the anti-graft agency, bordered on alleged “conspiracy, abuse of office and diversion of funds.”

Funding his PhD

The pastor of the Adventist Church was said to have supposedly used the church’s relief funds for personal use including paying for his PhD programme at Babcock University (BU).

Adeola, who is also a country director of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency of Nigeria, was also said to have illegally enlisted his wife on the church’s payroll.

He will be facing judgement before Justice A.O Otaluka of the court located in Apo, Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

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