Redeemed Church Pastor, Kolawole Jailed For Stealing N9m (Photo)

A man of God has found himself in serious trouble after he reportedly stole N9 million belonging to his tenant. 

The RCCG pastor jailed by court (Photo:PM Express)


A top pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Jamiu Ishola Kolawole has been convicted and jailed for stealing the sum of N9m from his tenant, Dr. Emeka Ugwunze in Lagos, according to PM Express.


According to the report, the 60-year old Kolawole was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment without an option fine on Tuesday by the Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. O.A. Adedayo of the Ogba Magistrates court, Lagos.


Pastor Kolawole was the Resident pastor of the RCCG, Ikosi Paris, Ketu District, Lagos before he committed the fraud. His troubles started after he approached the victim, Dr. Ugwunze and defrauded him of the said amount of money under false pretence.


The fraud took place at his two-storey building located at 2 Gbagada Road, Gbagada, Lagos where the victim was his tenant.


The parties negotiated for the house for N20m and the victim paid him N9m to effect the balance at an agreed period. He convinced the victim that he wanted to sell the house to him because the victim had assisted him in the past. And to prove to Dr. Ugwunze how serious and committed he was to the said transaction, Kolawole  handed him all the house documents remaining only for him to prepare the deed of agreement upon receipt of the full payment.


However, Kolawole disappeared after he obtained the initial money and refused to sign the deed of transfer for the transaction.


The matter was reported to the police, Kolawole was arrested and then charged before Isolo Magistrates court before the Magistrate was transferred to Ogba Magistrates court where he passed the judgment.


Pastor Kolawole had pleaded not guilty, was granted bail but was remanded in prison before he perfected his bail condition and the trial commenced two years ago.


During the trial, the facts of the matter were presented by the victim before the court beyond reasonable doubts that Kolawole committed the offence.


The court found him guilty as charged and sentenced him to 18 months imprisonment.


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