A 27-year-old man identified as Yusuf Atanda has been arrested for impersonating Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church Of God (RCCG) and two other church general overseers to defraud the unsuspecting members of the public.
Atanda was said to have disguised as Pastor Adeboye, Pastor D.K. Olukoya of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry (MFM); and Pastor T.B. Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations to dupe people.
Naija News understands that Atanda has precisely defrauded about 100 persons in total.
Atanda was said to have created fake Facebook accounts of the three pastors to dupe his unsuspecting victims.
In a statement made available to Naija News, a Police source said; “Atanda created fake Facebook accounts of Pastor E.A. Adeboye of Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor D.K. Olukoya of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry and Pastor T.B. Joshua of Synagogue Church of All Nations.
“He posed as the pastors and sent electronic messages to the public to deposit either N1,000 or N2,000 into a bank account to get N3,000 or N5,000, respectively in four days.
“If they pay and it is four days, he will block the persons’ numbers so they would not be able to reach him anymore.
“Upon receipt of a written petition from one of the complainant’s legal counsel, the Police swung into action and the defendant was tracked and arrested.
“The amount of money the defendant got from over 100 members of the public was yet to be ascertained,” the police revealed.”