Bishop Arraigned in Lagos for N9m Fraud

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates' Court in Lagos State on Friday conceded a self-acclaimed bishop, Bankole Jefferson, to a N1.5 million bail, subsequent to being accused of N9 million fraud. 

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Yewande Aje-Afunwa, decided that the charged must deliver two sureties, who must show confirmation of installment of three years duty to the Lagos State Government. 

Jefferson, 54, minister of Mercy Tabernacle Church, Ogba, Lagos, is standing trial on a three - check charge of conspiracy, fraud and stealing. 

Prior, the Prosecutor, Insp. Dwindle Nwangwu told the court that Jefferson submitted the offenses at some point in January in Ogba, Lagos. 

Nwangwu said the charged got the cash from the complainant, Mr Akinyemi Adebayo on the affection of providing diesel. 

As per him, the blamed submitted the offenses by scheming with others still on the loose. 

The offenses contradicted Sections 287, 314 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. 

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 287 gives a three-year imprison term for taking, while Section 411 stipulates two years for scheme. 

The blamed, be that as it may, entered a not ` liable request' and his legal counselor connected for abandon liberal terms. 

The case was deferred until Nov. 20.

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