Detectives from the Enugu State police command have arrested the General Overseer of the City of Liberation and Comfort Ministry, Bishop Ginika Obi, for allegedly duping his members over N500 million.
His ministry, located on Enugu-Port Harcourt highway, became a beehive of activities last year as people from various walks of life, especially miracle seekers, trooped to the church.
But the place became a shadow of itself after it was discovered that the NGO he floated to lure members into ‘sowing seed’ with a promise that they will reap ‘bountiful harvest’ was indeed a scam.
When the bubble burst, the Unuaku Uli self-acclaimed preacher ran away, abandoning his church and members. He was, however, arrested at a hotel in Enugu at the weekend, where he was said to be taking refuge.
Obi had allegedly used his NGO, ‘Build Your Generational Organization’ to defraud members of his church and others of huge sums of money in the hope that they would reap bumper financial dividends after some time.
But as there are six days for the thief and one day for he owner, his game was up last year. Thus he abandoned the church and escaped to Asaba in Delta State, and started operating a new church with a new name. He was also said to have changed his title from ‘Bishop’ to ‘Prophet.’
The cleric, however, said he never knew his financial NGO would turn out this way. He disclosed that the amount he collected through the NGO was N186million, not N500million he is being accused.