The Bishop in charge of City of Liberation and Comfort Ministry Enugu, Bishop Ginika Obi has been arrested by the operatives of the Enugu State Police Command for allegedly defrauding unsuspecting members of the public of huge sums of money.
He was arrested in a hotel in Enugu where he has been taking refuge.
A statement by the Police Public Relations Office, Mr. Ebere Amarizu, explains that Bishop Obi runs an alleged financial NGO known as “Build your Generational Organization” BGO where his victims were made to invest some money with the hope of reaping bumper financial dividends.
According to the statement, Bishop Obi on interrogation denied defrauding up to the sum of five hundred million naira but claimed that he defrauded people of one hundred and eighty six million naira only.
Already, the State Commissioner of Police Dan Mallam Mohammed has directed for a full scale investigation into the matter.
Mean while, the wife of the Bishop had earlier been arrested in Asaba, Delta State by the police operatives from Enugu Command where they allegedly went to open a new church with another name.
She was first arraigned before a magistrate court in Enugu, which later adjourned the case and she was remanded in prison custody.
She was due to be re-arraigned in the State High Court on August 1, 2017 but that could not take place as the judges were on vacation.
Information available to Radio Nigeria indicates that the Bishop and his wife have been on the run after they made away with people’s deposits in the account of their BGO foundation allegedly running into hundreds of millions of naira.
They left their improvised ramshackle church structure since early 2017 after people began trooping there demanding for refund of their investments whose duration of return had long expired.
Some of their victims are said to be in deep financial distress, with some of them who used the money meant for family building projects and payment of rent, said to have been having serious marital issues for investing the money in the alleged fraudulent BGO foundation.