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Court sentences four Nigerian pastors to prison over forgery


The General Overseer of Christian Charismatic Movement (Enugu Chapter), Sabinus Onuigbo has been sentenced to 7 years in prison by Chief Magistrate J.O Umezulike for alleged forgery cases.

Umezulike was arraigned alongside three other pastors of the church; Tony Chukwu, Chukwuma Orji Victor and Nick Nwoye and they got 3 years in prison each with an option of N20,000 fine.

According to reports, the convicts underwent trial after being sued by one Innocent Ngwu for forging the signature of Pastor Sunny Ndolo who resigned from the church since 2011, and adding it in the minutes of the church’s meeting held on July 14, 2014.

While delivering his judgement on Thursday, December 11, the Judge stated as follows;

“The sole issue for determination was the forgery of Rev. Sunny Ndolo’s signature. The defence did not debunk or contradict it all through with their defence.

“As Lord Denning would say, you cannot put something on nothing and expect it to stand. Prosecution proved their case beyond reasonable doubt.

“The defence resorted to underhand tactics to undermine his judgement because as his proceedings was ongoing, there were intermittent interference.

“But facts before the court found four of the accused guilty while the fifth accused was not party to the allegations.”


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