Prophet Genesis Bags Jail Term over 17 million naira fraud.
A famous Nigerian pastor, Prophet Israel Ogundipe, also known as Israel Genesis has been sentenced to Jail by Justice Olabisi Akinlade of the Lagos State High Court.
Ogundipe, who is the Shepherd-in-Charge of Celestial Church of Christ Global Genesis parish, was arraigned before the court following a petition filed by a UK-based architect, Mrs Olaide Williams-Oni.
Williams-Oni accused the Cleric of obtaining a total of N17m from her with the promise to help her procure some landed property.
The petitioner told the court that she met prophet Ogundipe in 2002 during her visit to Nigeria when she was taken to his church for prayers by her step-sister.
Prophet Genesis Bags Jail Term
The presiding judge found the clergyman guilty of two of the seven charges brought against him and dismissed the remaining five over lack of evidence.
The judge sentenced Ogundipe, who was first arraigned in 2007, to one year’s imprisonment on each count but said the prison terms would run concurrently.