church, Pastor Mark Barango, while receiving a sum of N11, 984, 844,
11, recovered and returned to the church by the EFCC.
perfect, perfect. The EFCC is an agent of transformation. Their work is
perfect and the church is grateful that the money is returned to us”, he said.
Harcourt, Rivers State handed over the money to him. The money was
stolen by a banker and the Account Officer of the church, Ameh Cyril
Idakwoji, in a web of fraudulent diversion and suppression of the
finances of the church.
about some missing funds in the accounts of one of its corporate
customers in Port Harcourt.
Harcourt, Rivers State, could not access N37,000,000 in its account with
the bank. The bank traced the scam to one of its staff, Idakwoji and
named him the mastermind of the fraudulent dealings.
School and Redeemed Christian Church of God, Region 5, Port Harcourt,
Rivers State. He defrauded the RCCG by suppressing and diverting cheques
and cash meant for the Church to cover his shady deals in Jepthah
the school and the church. To execute his criminal schemes in RCCG, he
forged the letter heads of the church’s Region 5 and the signatures of
the Pastor in charge of the Region. He also forged the signature of the
church’s accountant and attached same to the August 2017 Salary Schedule
of Jepthah International school to the tune of (N7, 129, 128. 78).
of the school. Investigations by the Commission uncovered all the
criminal movements of the fund of the church by Idakwoji and a sum of
N11, 987, 844.11 found to have been stolen have now been recovered and
returned to the church.
Idakwoji, was returned to the management of Jepthah International School
by the EFCC in September.
commitment of the EFCC to bursting any financial and economic scam, no
matter how complex. He reiterated the zero-tolerance of the Commission
for corrupt practices and warned criminal elements in the country to
desist from fraudulent practices.
They have no creed, no gender and no religion. The RCCG is a large
church and we are pleased to have been able to recover the stolen money
for the church”, he said.