A popular Nigerian Prophet, Israel Oladele Ogundipe of CCC Global Genesis Church, has been sentenced to two-year imprisonment for defrauding a U.K- based woman in Lagos.
According to reports, the presiding Judge, Justice Olabisi Akinlade slammed a two-year jail term on Prophet Israel Oladele after he was found guilty of charges leveled against him on Wednesday, November 18.
Oladele was charged with seven counts charges bordering on fraud and obtaining money by false pretenses, preferred against him by the Lagos State government.
The Prophet was sentenced for counts two and four while counts 1,3, 5 ,6 and 7 were discharged for lack of evidence.
Oladele was accused of defrauding one Mrs. Olaide William Oni to the tune of N17m which she gave him to procure some landed properties on her behalf because she thought he was a good pastor.
According to Mrs. Olaide, she first met the man of God in 2002 during her visit to Nigeria, when she was taken to his church for prayers by her step-sister.
“He told me something about my husband in one of his prophecies, that I should not have anything jointly with him because he was having an affair behind my back.
He gave me a liquid to drink and I started vomiting. I was asked to sit down and he lighted a candle and said I should be there until the candle goes off.” She said.
Going further, the woman alleged he took her in company of her step-sister and cousin to a bush in Sango Ota area of Ogun State, where she was allegedly bathed with some concoctions near a river.
She added that her misfortune started when she returned to London.
Prophet Israel Oladele had asked her to invest in landed property in Lagos, to which she agreed. This she did after consultations with some persons.
She allegedly sent N17 million in five tranches of N900,000, N2.5 million, N8.5 million, N2.7 million and £12,000 between 2002 and 2005 to purchase the property on her behalf, which turned out to be a fraud.
“When I confronted him about this, he started threatening my life and blackmailing me”, she concluded.