Enugu State Police Command on Monday announced the arrest of a popular Enugu cleric, Bishop Ginika Obi of the City of Liberation and Comfort Ministry for allegedly defrauding some members of his church and the general public through an illegal financial institution.
A press statement by Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) Ebere Amaraizu, Superintendent of Police (SP), and made available to journalists, stated that Bishop Obi is now helping the operatives of the Commissioner of Police Enugu Monitoring Unit, following his arrest over the weekend from a hotel in a Enugu from where he has been taking refuge, having evaded arrest for several months.
“Before now, the suspect, who hails from Unuaku Uli in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State, was a Bishop in charge of City of Liberation and Comfort Ministry Enugu and in charge of an alleged financial NGO known as Build Your Generational Organisation (BGO) where his victims are made to invest with a hope of reaping a bumper financial dividend.
“It was learnt that his victims are numerous and with various degrees of complaint of huge amount of swindled from them without any thing to show for it,” Amaraizu said.
According to the PPRO, the suspect on noticing that police operatives were on his trail based on the complaint of alleged swindling of some suspected members of the public/victims of money to the tune of N500 million, escaped and relocated to Asaba in Delta state to avoid being nabbed by the operatives.