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Photo: Notorious Fraudster Festus Balogun Blackmailing Nigerian Pastors Arrested

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Photo: Notorious Fraudster Festus Balogun Blackmailing Nigerian Pastors Arrested

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Feb 12, 2016 – Picture: Notorious Fraudster Festus Balogun Accused Of Blackmailing Nigerian Pastors To Make Money Arrested In Akure Ondo State

 Festus Balogun, a 44-year-old suspected fraudster has told the police in Akure, Ondo State that he usually blackmails men of God to make ends meet.

According to him, his victims include Pastor Samuel Abiara and Prophet Samson Oluwamodede. Balogun, who has several names such as Festus Emmanuel, Smart and Olabode, was nabbed alongside other suspects.

The state Commissioner for Police, Mr. Mike Ogbodu, said the suspect, who resided at No 5, Ipobe Street, Cotonou, was arrested on January 28. Ogbodu, who spoke while parading suspected criminals yesterday, disclosed that the suspect had been on the watch list of the police.

The commissioner said Balogun released a compact disk (video) entitled: “Asiri Tu” which means “Secret exposed,” accusing 12 pastors of involving in rituals, killing and other fetish acts.

He said: “Some prominent men of God numbering 12 namely: Pastor Samson Oluwamodede of Prayer Centre Church of God, Idanre Road, Akure and Pastor Samuel Kayode Abiara, the General Evangelist of Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) Worldwide and 10 others engaged him to kill for them to gain spiritual power.” The police chief noted that the suspect denied all the claims he made in the video clip during the course of investigation.

According to him, Balogun confessed that he was pushed into the crime for monetary gains. “He also denied that he ever killed for any of the pastors as alleged neither has he ever been in contact with any one of them.

“It is pertinent to mention that the content of the video CD has caused suspicion and disaffection in the churches mentioned. Our detectives are presently on the trail of the producer of the video CD.

“However, he confessed to the crime saying he engaged in the act in order to feed his family after he left prison some years ago. He said he never met any of the pastors but wanted to use their names to make money,” the commissioner said.

Balogun said the marketer of the video promised to give him N300, 000 but did not get any money until he was caught.

The blackmailer, Balogun, while speaking with journalists, confessed to the crime and admitted that he was convicted for cultism and was sent to Kirikiri Maximum Prison.

[Daily Telegraph]




    February 12, 2016 at 3:48 AM

    Send him back to prison thats where he belong, lazy bone.

  2. Jojo

    February 12, 2016 at 3:49 AM

    My mother told me not to play with fire cos it will burn you. So you nor see any other person to 419 other than men of God. Ok naaaa God don catch you.

  3. D Hunter

    February 12, 2016 at 4:46 AM

    So u ar nt afraid 2 touch God‘s annointed? It means, u ar nt even afraid of God. 4 daring God, ur cup is full.

    JAMOON (GBS) said u shld b tkn bk 2 Kirikiri Max prison bt I said “NO“.

    4 d gravity of ur offence, 4 d unity n destructions dat ur stupidity n foolish quest 4 moni has caused 2 d Houz of God, u ar only fit 4 bn tied 2 a Tree in d Forest in chains n left in d mercy of Wild beasts.
    Foolish man.

  4. Solace

    February 12, 2016 at 5:54 AM

    God is amazing and he will never let his sons or chosen ones down. This guy has sinned to God and to the sons of God, he shall face the battle against God almighty himself.

  5. Amazon

    February 12, 2016 at 5:58 AM

    Now he is going back to prison. Farewell

  6. Metu Nyetu

    February 12, 2016 at 6:02 AM

    The mind that was used to think up this scheme, and the time and resources spent in it, could have paid out generously if they were used for a genuine endevour. I don’t know where to start tackling the problem of this country. The government is corrupt, no dispute. But is this criminal a part of the government? We need serious re-orientation in this country.

  7. Stargurl

    February 12, 2016 at 6:50 AM

    Chaiiiiiiiiiiiiii,see double wahala for this dump skull ???? pig ehn for your mind your are smart right,do you think you are faking yourself or people?go and continue your pastoral services in jail FOOL.

  8. sola olaniyi

    February 12, 2016 at 6:53 AM

    Lazy man.

  9. chyna

    February 12, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    Touch not my anointed and do my prophet no harm

  10. fairjudge

    February 12, 2016 at 4:19 PM

    Hahaha @ Metu Nyetu you are right.Niaja own don pass water


    February 12, 2016 at 10:23 PM

    Let them just free him for me to produce another vcd to counter his earlier statements and then we take him back to jail

  12. Maryf

    February 13, 2016 at 7:41 AM

    I hope he is dealt with. The holy book said touch not my anointed and do my prophet no harm by any means, form, style, etc.

  13. John Emeka

    February 13, 2016 at 10:02 PM

    U re playing wit fire just bcos of monetary gains

  14. Ms ERANKO

    February 14, 2016 at 11:05 AM


  15. my lady

    February 15, 2016 at 8:13 AM


  16. oluwaseun

    February 21, 2016 at 8:53 AM

    One day we shall know the truth. God bless u all

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