According to Nigerian Tribune, A security man with the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has been nabbed for impersonating Pastor E A Adeboye, the General Overseer of the denomination.
The man identified as Awobola Babatunde was reportedly arraigned before an Ebutte Metta magistrates’ for allegedly opening an account in Pastor Adeboye’s name and attempting to cash a cheque of N600,000. Investigations revealed that the said offense was committed on June 6 at No 1/9, Redemption Way, Ebutte Metta, with the stolen Fidelity Bank cheque valued at N600,000.
Police prosecutor, Aghoi Gbemileke, informed that, “The accused falsely presented himself as Pastor Adeboye by opening a savings account at Aguda, Surulere branch of Fidelity Bank in his name. “He opened the account in order to cash the cheque and convert the money to personal use. “Babatunde also opened the account in order to be stealing money from the church as they plan to pay in more cheques.” After pleading ‘not guilty’ to the charges leveled against him, the security guard was admitted to bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
The presiding magistrate, Mrs B Folarin-Williams, added that sureties must be blood relations of the accused and must produce evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State government, and adjourned the case till August 4.