A 39-year-old pastor, Michael Ogundepo, has been arrested in Ondo State by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on suspicion of defrauding a woman of N1.6 million in a visa scam.
Miss Fagbuyiro Ajetomobi was reportedly defrauded by the suspect, who took possession of her passport and converted her money for personal use.
The NSCDC has vowed to take appropriate action against the pastor and bring him to justice.
This is a strong warning to those who seek to defraud others through false promises of travel or work opportunities.
A spokesman for the NSCDC in the state, Daniel Aidamenbor said;
“Micheal Ogundepo, aged 39, pastor of No 15 Ewu Agbo Street, Ikorodu Lagos was arrested for scamming Miss Fagbuyiro Ajetomobi Yemi of No 110 Osi Igoba Akure, under the pretence of helping her to obtain Visa, to the tune of one million, six hundred and seventy thousand naira only (#1,670,000).
“The command invited the suspect severally, but he declined the invitation. He claimed to be outside the country and used a fake international number to call the complainant as a disguise.
“The suspect was arrested, when he was invited to collect the sum of N3,000,000 for a visa job, without him knowing it was a bait.”
An investigation by the corps revealed that the suspect had duped several other unsuspecting clients.