A senior pastor of the Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Jamiu Ishola Kolawole was sentenced and imprisoned for covering the sum of N9m by his tenant Dr. Emeka Ugwunze was stolen in Lagos
The 60-year-old Kolawole was sentenced on Tuesday by the President, Ms. OA, to a term of imprisonment of 18 months without fine. Adedayo of the Magistrate Court Ogba, Lagos
Pastor Kolawole was the resident pastor of the RCCG, Ikosi Paris, Ketu County, Lagos before committing the fraud.
PMExpress reports that his trip to jail began after he approached the victim, dr. Ugwunze, and deceived him under false pretenses of the said amount of money.
The fraud took place in his two-story building on Gbagada Road 2, Gbagada, Lagos, where the victim was his tenant  The parties negotiated for the house for N20m and the victim paid him N9m to balance his position effect the agreed period. He convinced the victim that he wanted to sell the house to him because the victim had helped him in the past.
And around Dr. To prove to Ugwunze how serious and committed he was to the transaction in question, Kolawole handed him the whole house documents left over just to prepare the contract after receiving the full payment.
Kolawole, however, disappeared after receiving the initial money and refused to sign the transaction for the transaction.
The affair was reported. Kolawole was arrested at the police station and then tried by the Municipal Magistrate Court of Isolo before the magistrate was transferred to the Ogba Municipal Court, where he passed sentence.
Pastor Kolawole had pleaded not guilty, was released, but was imprisoned in jail before he completed his bail and the process began two years ago.
During the trial, the facts were before the court before the court without reasonable doubt that Kolawole co
The court found him guilty and accused him to 18 months in prison.
In the meantime, P.M.EXPRESS confirmed that Kolawole had been charged with another forgery in another court in Lagos. He allegedly falsified the medical report of the General Hospital of Gbagada to deceive the court that he was ill.
When the police investigated the medical report, it was discovered that he had forged it and there was no such medical report from the
He was then brought to justice, where he was still in court before being convicted and imprisoned has been.
Police told our correspondent that his sentence would not stop the trial because of falsification, as he was expected to get out of jail to stand trial.