Gombe pastor jailed 7 years for fraud

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LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE Gombe State High Court has sentenced a pastor and an accomplice to seven years in prison for conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretense.

The churchman, Pastor Emmanuel Markus Anga, and Atin Victor Generous were  sentenced when they appeared before before Justice Abubakar Jauro of on a  two-count charge.

The court heard Anga and Generous in November 2013, deceived one David  Madison, into believing that they were employees of Gora Commanding  Resources, a foreign exchange investment concern allegedly owned by Philemon Gora, who is still at large.

They tricked their victim into expecting that his investment of N500 000  would yield 10 percent interest on a monthly basis.

He only received the 10 percent interest in the first month of his  investment, while all the effort to recover his money proved abortive.

Jauro, sentenced the convicts to seven years imprisonment on count one  (conspiracy), while Generous bagged another seven years on count two (obtaining by false pretense).

The sentences are to run concurrently.

Jauro also ordered Generous to restitute to the victim to the tune of N500  000.

CAJ News

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