Pastor Bags Three Years Jail Term for Stealing Winners’ Church Funds.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, on Thursday, February 4, 2021, secured the conviction and sentencing of one Afolabi Samuel to three years imprisonments before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos.
The convict had been arraigned on November 25, 2019, on a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy and stealing to the tune of N 4.5 million Naira from the registered Trustee of Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel).
The journey to the prison began for Samuel when a firm, acting as Solicitors to the Registered Trustees of the Living Faith Church, submitted a petition to the EFCC alleging that both Samuel and one Mrs Kolawole connived to steal funds belonging to the church.
The firm alleged that “the duo started carrying out various acts of breach of trust and fraudulent commission of unconscionable economic crime and sabotage, by unlawfully diverting to their private use, the Church’s money in Samuel’s custody without the permission of the Church.