December 10, 2015 – Picture: Lagos-based Pastor Chike Ifeanyi Jailed Over Australian Resident Visa Fraud
The founder of Christian City International Church Pastor Chike Ifeanyi has been arrested and charged before Isolo Magistrate’s court for his alleged involvement in Visa fraud in Lagos State, western Nigeria.
The 45-year-old Ifeanyi allegedly collected N750,000 from Oguchukwu Raphael under false pretence of procuring him an Australian resident Visa for him.
The incident happened at 24, Mosholape street in Itire area of Lagos where the victim resides.
The Ugbene, Awka, Anambra State-born Ifeanyi who resides at 25, Balogun street, Balogun Estate, Ajah, was arrested at Idimu after several months of hide and seek over the matter.
After the victim paid the money, it turned out that it was a scam as Ifeanyi did not procure any visa nor return the money to Raphael.
Rather, he told him that the embassy requested additional 10,000 dollars as deposit.
The matter was reported to the police who trailed Ifeanyi until he was arrested and charged to court.
He was charged with obtaining and stealing under the Criminal Code.
He pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, Mrs Joy Ugbomoiko granted him bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.
He was remanded in prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail condition.
The matter was adjourned till 27 January, 2016.