Pastor Jude Obaro Orohwosa of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (Morning Star Parish) situated at 13, Adebayo Mokolu Street, Anthony Village has been caught in a dubious and fraudulent activities of land purchase.
Pastor Jude Obaro Orohwosa has been sent from Redeemed Christian Church headquarter as intermediary in the purchase of a land at Central Business District, Ikeja for another Redeemed Christian Church of God,(Mega Church Parish) also situated within the same vicinity but he negotiated with the seller to add the sum of N100 million as his commission.
Our source revealed that the land was eventually purchased at the cost of N450 Million while the sum of N50 million was immediately transferred into account supplied by Pastor Jude, account which was discovered to belong to the pastor’s wife.
The trouble started when the said land was revoked, this necessitated the refund of the money to the buyer, all efforts to make the Delta state born pastor to refund his own share of the money proof abortive.
Therefore, the case was reported at Economic and Financial Crimes Commission office at Ikoyi, Lagos, where he was invited but failed to honour the invitation until he was arrested on one Sunday morning during the service in the presence of his congregation.
Pastor Jude Obaro Ohorwosa was detained at EFCC office, Ikoyi but was later released with the condition that he should be reporting to Magu led EFCC office, Ikoyi twice every week.
Investigation shows that, this was not the first time Pastor Jude Obaro Ohorwosa will be arrested by Economic and Financial Crime Commission.
It was learnt that when he was the special assistant to former governor of Delta state, Mr.James Ibori, who is serving jail term in the United Kingdom prison, the Delta state born politician turn Pastor was accused of financial impropriety during his tenure.