Nigeria: Fake pastor in EFCC net over N1.8BN contract scam
Pastor, James Ezekie
Port Harcourt, May 31, 2018 (AltAfrika)-The Operatives of the Nigeria Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in the Port Harcourt’s Zonal Office, have arrested a fake Pastor, James Ezekiel for defrauding an unsuspecting victim the sum of N1, 330, 000.00( One Million, Three Hundred Thousand Naira only) by deceiving him to enlist as one of the “financiers” of a spurious contract in the sum of N1,800,000,000.00( One Billion, Eight Hundred Million Naira only).
Ezekiel, a purported Presiding Pastor of One Touch Power Ministry , Agudama, Epie, Bayelsa State, allegedly claimed to have won a contract for the roofing of a church cathedral belonging to the Salvation Ministries in Port Harcourt, Rivers State at the staggering cost of N1,8,000,000,000.00 and even showed a contract award letter to his victim.
AltAfrika.com learnt that troubles started for Ezekiel when the victim demanded a repayment of his money with interests.
Further investigations showed that the Salvation Ministries did not award any contract to Ezekiel and no transfer of N800,000,000.00 was made into his company’s account. Besides, the e-mail address he ascribed to the EFCC does not belong to the Commission.
Confirming the report, EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren said the suspect is in their custody and would soon be charged to court.