Israel Oladele: Popular Lagos prophet bags 2-year jail term for fraud

Israel Oladele: Popular Lagos prophet bags 2-year jail term for fraud

- Prophet Israel Oladele Ogundipe has been found guilty of defrauding a United Kingdom-based woman and has been sentenced to prison

- A Lagos state high court sentenced the shepherd-in-charge of Celestial Church of Christ Global Genesis Parish to two years imprisonment

- Seven charges were brought against the cleric but the judge found him guilty of two of those charges

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Prophet Israel Oladele Ogundipe of Celestial Church of Christ Global Genesis Parish has been sentenced to two years imprisonment for defrauding a United Kingdom-based woman.

The presiding judge, Justice Olabisi Akinlade, sentenced the cleric after finding him guilty on two of the seven charges brought against him.

Oladele was said to have defrauded one Mrs Olaide William Oni to the tune of eleven million naira (GHc 166k), PM Express reports.

YEN.com.gh gathers that the matter has been in court since 2007, but the popular Lagos prophet has repeatedly pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

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Israel Oladele: Popular Lagos prophet bags jail term for fraud

Prophet Israel Oladele Ogundipe has been sentenced to two years imprisonment for fraud. Photo credit: PM Express
Source: UGC

The judgement was said to have last for about four hours before the proceeding was brought to a close.

Meanwhile, it was previously reported that the founder of Sotitobire Praising Chapel, Prophet Babatunde Alfa, and five others were on Tuesday, October 6, sentenced to life imprisonment after a one-year-old kid Kolawole Gold was declared missing.

They were found guilty on a two-count charge bordering on kidnapping, aiding and abetting to kidnap.

Recall that the prophet was arraigned before an Akure magistrate court by the Department of Security Services.

The cleric was arraigned on Monday, December 23, 2019, alongside six other defendants. The arraignment happened shortly after the disappearance of the child inside the church in November 2019.

Justice Olusegun Odusola, the sitting judge, said the circumstantial evidence against the accused people was proven.

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