LAGOS: THE Delta State High Court in Warri convicted and sentenced two church leaders, already serving jail terms, to seven years imprisonment each for stealing depositors’ funds amounting to N32million.
Pastor Glory Okeoghene Abrefera and Reverend Vincent Okpogu were sentenced after deceiving unsuspecting members of the public into investing in Mustard Seed Micro Investment Limited, a wonder bank, and defrauded them of their hard-earned money.
While delivering judgment, Justice Ohwo convicted the accused persons on all of the nine count charges preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
They were sentenced to seven years imprisonment on each count.
The sentence is to run concurrently.
According to the judge, the convicts will serve the seven-year term at Okere Prisons in Warri, Delta State, after completing the ten years sentence they are currently serving for illegal banking.
Abrefera and Okpogu were last year convicted and sentenced to ten years imprisonment at the Federal High Court Asaba, on a four count charge, for operating a wonder bank called Mustard Seed Micro Investment Limited.
According to the prosecution, the convicts are still answering to other charges at Otor-Udu High Court for related offences.
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY