#Crime: Church Worker Defraud Church of £150,000 | CABLE REPORTERS

The general oversear of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Pastor Daniel Olukoya on Saturday confessed that his former worker stole £150,000 church funds in England.

In a statement from his media aide, Mr Collins Edomaruse, the unspecified employee paid the £150,000 Charity’s fund into thatersonal account and co-operated with external auditors to shield the income from discovery.

“Fortunately, all the people that took money illegally are still alive. The genesis of this allegation is that the lease of one of our branches in London contained a clause which stipulated that any party who broke the least honored reason before its expiration would pay a penalty of £150,000 to the other party. It happened that the owner of the property broke the lease and sold the property to a third party which necessitated the church relocating from the building."

“The property owners honoured their obligation and paid the penalty sum of £150,000 which the pastor of that branch somehow found a way of paying into his personal account without informing the headquarters and conspired with the external auda editors to shield that income from discovery. It was much later that a member of that branch brought to the attention of headquarters that such amount of money had been received by the pastor."

“Headquarters immediately set up a panel to investigate the incident and give fair hearing to the pastor concerned. He attended the sitting of the panel and unequivocally admitted the theft. The panel directed him to refund the money immediately. Upon receipt of the report of the panel, the General Overseer issued the pastor an ultimatum in writing to pay back the money within 48 hours whereupon he promised to re-mortgage his house in London to comply,” the statement reads.


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