Two fake pastors operating churches in Ondo and Kwara states were yesterday paraded by men of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for defrauding and sexually abusing unsuspecting worshippers.
The Ondo State Commandant of the NSCDC, Pedro Awili Idebo, told DailyTrust that the duo, Messr. Dada Babaroti and Clement Olatunde Fabeku, had been extorting unsuspecting worshipers by using “diabolical and fetish” means.
He said Fabeku operates the Truth and Life Bible Church located in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, while Babaroti is the General Overseer of the Blood of Jesus Christ, in Idanre area of Ondo State.
He stated that men of the command moved into action and arrested the suspects after some worshippers cried out after falling victim.
Mr. Idebo explained that some church members reported the criminal activities of the duo to the corps and were later busted in a sting operation.
The state commandant stated that some fetish items used in swindling the victims were recovered from the two suspects.
“They also obtained various sums of monies running into millions of naira from members of their congregations under false pretenses.
He said the command has begun a clampdown on fraudsters in the state and would team up with other security agencies in ensuring criminals are prosecuted.