Pas­tor, 1 other sentenced to 7 years for scam

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Haruna Gimba Yaya, Gombe

A Gombe State High Court has sentenced a pas­tor and his ac­com­plice to seven years im­pris­on­ment each over con­spir­acy and ob­tain­ing money by false pre­tence.

The con­victs, Pas­tor Em­manuel Markus Anga and one Atin Vic­tor Gen­er­ous were dragged to the court by the Eco­nomic and Fi­nan­cial Crimes Com­mis­sion (EFCC) over two-count charges.

The court heard that Pas­tor Anga and Gen­er­ous, in Novem­ber 2013, de­ceived one Mr. David Madi­son, ap­pear­ing as em­ploy­ees of for­eign ex­change busi­ness, Gora Com­mand­ing Re­sources, which they claimed be­longed to Phile­mon Gora, who is still at large.

Mr. Madi­son was lured into be­liev­ing that his in­vest­ment of N500, 000 would yield him 10 per cent in­ter­est as re­turns on a monthly ba­sis, the court doc­u­ment stated.

How­ever, he later dis­cov­ered that the 10 per cent on his cap­i­tal re­flected on his ac­count only in the first month of his in­vest­ment, while all the ef­fort to re­cover his money proved abortive.

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