A 39-year-old pastor, Micheal Ogundepo, has been arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Ondo State for allegedly scamming one Miss Fagbuyiro Ajetomobi to the tune of N1.6 million.
The spokesman of NSCDC in the state, Daniel Aidamenbor, who confirmed the arrest in a statement, said the cleric allegedly seized Miss Ajetomobi’s passport and converted her money for personal use thereby denying her the opportunity to apply for another visa.
He 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 pretense of helping her to obtain a visa to the tune of N1,670,000.
“The command invited the suspect severally but he declined the invitations. 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.”
Mr Aidamenbor noted that an investigation by the corps showed that the suspect had duped several other people.