Oluyemi Ojudu, a civil servant, reportedly registered for a housing scheme initiated by a parish in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, in Abuja, but seven years after he made the payment, he is yet to get his plot of land from the promoters of the scheme.
According to Premium Times, a 600-square metre plot of land was valued at N1.5 million. Each subscriber was expected to pay an initial deposit of N250, 000 while remaining payment was spread over two years. Subscribers who pay up to N900,000 would have their plot allotted to them.
But subscribers complained that the investigative panel sent by the church did not invite them to state their grievances. The team only reportedly met with members of the committee.
The subscribers felt cheated and subsequently petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The committee members, Messrs. Imonhiosen, Adeola, Mbanu, Adeagbo and Sobola were questioned by the EFCC.
The petition, signed on behalf of over 200 subscribers by their lawyer, Rotimi Adalumo, accused the board of embezzling about N600 million. The petitioners called on the EFCC to compel them (board) to “render a full and detailed account of their stewardship from 2009, when the scheme came into being, and retrieve the original land documents of the housing scheme from the church officials.”
Four years after the petition was sent to the EFCC and the Commission commenced investigations, nothing has reportedly come out of it.
The subscribers alleged that the church, using its influence and top members, ‘frustrated’ the EFCC’s investigation.
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