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Popular Prophet, Israel Ogundipe, jailed for fraud in Lagos.

Popular Genesis prophet, Israel Ogundipe for fraud on Wednesday, during the Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja.


He appeared in court in 2007 on charges concerning fraud and obtaining by fake pretences by the Lagos State Government.


Justice Olabisi Akinlade convicted him on Wednesday after Mrs Olaide Williams-Oni, an American-based architect, accused him of acquiring a total of N17m from her with the promise to assist her procure a few landed property.


Ogundipe, who is the Shepherd-in-Charge of Celestial Church of Christ Global Genesis parish, failed to fulfil his promise in getting her the landed property.


Although seven counts had been desired towards the convict, Justice Akinlade disregarded five for lack of evidence and convicted him on two .


The judgement lasted more than four hours, Justice Akinlade convicted the accused on counts 2 and 4.


The judge discharged him of counts 1,3, 5, 6 and 7.


The judge sentenced the Genesis prophet to three hundred and sixty five days in a correctional facility on each of the 2 counts but said that the sentences would run simultaneously.


Testifying in the courtroom, the complainant, Mrs. Williams-Oni said that she first met the prophet in 2002 at the same time as her step-sister took her to his church for prayers.


She stated she had visited Nigeria on the time

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Lagos Lagos State Ogundipe Olabisi Akinlade Olaide Williams-Oni

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