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Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Frauds: EFCC recuperates N11.9m for Redeemed Church – Months back, in the wake of losing about N12 million to a bank staff and a record officer of the congregation, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Wednesday, made the congregation to grin once more, when everything was recuperated from the suspects and came back to the minister of the congregation at an occasion in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Mr. Ishaq Salihu, South-South Zonal Head of the EFCC, in Port Harcourt, gave over the cash to one of the Regional Ministers of the Church, Pastor Mark Barango.

As indicated by EFCC, the said sum was stolen by an investor and the Account Officer of the congregation, Ameh Cyril Idakwoji, in a web of deceitful redirection and concealment of the funds of the congregation.

Inconveniences sought Idakwoji when Access Bank Plc appealed to the EFCC about some missing assets in the records of one of its corporate clients in Port Harcourt.

The client, Jepthah International School, East-West Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, couldn't get to N37million in its record with the bank.

The bank followed the trick to one of its staff, Idakwoji and named him the brains of the fake dealings.

Idakwoji served as the Account Officer of Jepthah International School and Redeemed Christian Church of God, Region 5, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

He swindled the RCCG by smothering and occupying checks and money implied for the Church to cover his shady arrangements in Jepthah International School.

He was concealing by giving phony explanations of records to both the school and the congregation.

To execute his criminal plans in RCCG, he manufactured the letter leaders of the congregation's Region 5 and the marks of the minister responsible for the Region.

He likewise manufactured the mark of the congregation's bookkeeper and connected same to the August 2017 Salary Schedule of Jepthah International school to the tune of N7, 129, 128. 78.

The Church denied giving guideline for the installment of the pay of the school. Examinations by the commission revealed all the criminal developments of the store of the congregation by Idakwoji and a total of N11, 987, 844.11 found to have been stolen have now been recuperated and come back to the congregation.

Accepting the recuperated total, Pastor Barango, lauded the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for being " a specialist of change. "My impression with crafted by the EFCC is that it is impeccable, flawless, consummate. The EFCC is an operator of change.

Their work is impeccable and the congregation is appreciative that the cash is come back to us," Barango said. It will be reviewed that an entirety of N36 million recouped from Idakwoji, was come back to the administration of Jepthah International School by the EFCC in September.