Lagos State High Court in Ikeja has pronounced a Lagos-based prophet, Israel Ogundipe guilty of fraud charges.
The prophet was arrested by the Nigerian Police for defrauding his church members of over Ghc260,000 in Naira.
The complaint was made by a London-based architect, Mrs, Olaide Williams-Oni who accused Prophet Ogundipe, the Shepherd-in-Charge of Celestial Church of Christ Global Genesis Parish of acquiring a sum of Ghc260,000 in Naira equivalent with the promise of helping her acquire some landed property.
Giving her account on how she came in contact with the prophet, she mentioned that she met him in 2002 when her step-sister took her for prayers in his church.
Ogundipe was prosecuted on seven counts, but the judge, Justice Olabisi Akinlade dismissed five of the charges for lack of evidence and found him guilty of two.
Prophet Ogundipe has been sentenced to a year in prison on each count, but the terms will be served at the same time.
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