Posted on Nov 20, 2020
An Ikeja High Court has sentenced a popular televangelist and head of Genesis Parish of the Celestial Church of Christ, Alagbado, Lagos, Isreal Ogundipe, to two years imprisonment for unlawfully converting a woman’s property and stealing.
He fraudulently obtained N14 million and £12,000 in several tranches from the complainant.
Ogundipe, who has been on trial since 2011, was charged with seven counts of obtaining by stealing, inducing delivery of money by false pretences, unlawful conversion of property and forgery.
Justice Olabisi Akinlade found Ogundipe guilty of two of the seven-count charge and sentenced him to one-year imprisonment on each of the counts.
He would, however, spend one year in prison as the sentence will run concurrently.
Justice Akinlade ordered the convict to make restitution of N11 million to the complainant, a London-based architect, Mrs Oladele Williams-Oni on counts two and four.