NSCDC arrest fake pastors in Ondo

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Two self-acclaimed pastors who specialise in duping unsuspecting members of the public have been apprehended by the Ondo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC).

The NSDSC State Commandant, Pedro Awili Ideba disclosed this while speaking with newsmen in his office in Akure on Wednesday.

The two pastors, Clement Fabeku and Dada Babaroti are alleged to have used diabolical means to extort money from and sexually abuse members of the public.


According to Idebo, the duo were arrested after some church members reported their criminal activities of the duo to the Corps.

He revealed that Fabeku operates the Truth and Life Bible Church located in Ilorin, Kwara state capital while Babaroti as the General Overseer of the Blood of Jesus Church, in Idanre area of the state.

The State Commandant stated that some fetish items used in swindling the victims were recovered from the two suspects.

According to him, the criminal activities of the culprits mostly in using fetish means forced some church members to report the duo to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps office in Akure.

"They also obtained various sums of monies running into millions of Naira from members of their congregations under the false pretenses.

"And the section 3 (1) G expressly empowers the Corps to monitor the activities of religious bodies and trade association.

"We use this opportunity to warn the fake clergymen and women to urgently relocate from the state or face the law of the land.

He, however, said that the command has began a clamp down on fraudsters in the state and would team up other sister agencies in ensuring criminals are prosecuted.

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