RCCG Pastor in Police net over issuance of 300 fake Ibom Air appointment letters


RCCG Pastor in Police net over issuance of 300 fake Ibom Air appointment letters t

By Godwin AKPAN

The Police Command in Akwa Ibom State, has arrested a Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG), Dignity Lazarus, for allegedly defrauding over 300 persons in the state.

The suspect, who was arrested at the popular Emerald Lounge, Osongama Estate, on Saturday  at about 10 am, is said to have told his victims that he was the Special Assistant to the Governor on E Matters.

Investigations, however revealed that Lazarus uses the Emerald lounge as his meeting point to defraud  unsuspecting members of the public, and has already given fake employment letters to over 100 persons, with over 200 billed to receive their letters on tomorrow.

Lazarus is said to have fraudulently collected from his victims between N100,000 to N250.000 to help them secure a job with Ibom Air.

Luck however ran out of the fraudster when he attempted to dupe this reporter. On sighting the fake Ibom Air Employment Form, this reporter swiftly alerted the relevant authorities and this led to his immediate arrest.

Items recovered from the suspect include: Completed forms of Ibom Air, application letters, several passport photographs, laptop used in printing the fake forms, several signed recommendation letters from the office of the governor and two Android devices.

The suspect is said to be providing the police with useful information which will help in unraveling the antics of fraudsters in the state.

The suspet is said to be in his mid 30s, and married with two kids.

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