This General Overseer Wants To Defraud A Church
Has the General Overseer of the Christian Charismatic Ministries, Pastor Sabinus Onuigbo, dipped his hands in the cookie jar?
That is what the Enugu Magistrate Court is trying to find out after Onuigbo was accused of forging documents to change the church’s Board of Trustees after he was suspended for alleged misconduct.
One of the leaders of the Christian Charismatic Ministries, Innocent Nwangwu, had told an Enugu Magistrate Court that the General Overseer, Pastor Sabinus Onuigbo, forged documents to change the church’s Board of Trustees after he was suspended for alleged misconduct.
The G.O. and five senior pastors of the church – Tony Chukwu, Chukwuma Orji, Nick Nwoye and Tony Ike – were accused of conspiring to commit forgery, an offence punishable under Section 495 (a) of the Criminal Code, cap. 30, Vol. 11, Laws of Enugu State of Nigeria 2004.
According to the charge sheet in the suit numbered CME/56C/2017, Onuigbo and the other accused persons, on or about July 16, 2014, and August 10, 2014, allegedly used forged documents to apply to the Corporate Affairs Commission to change the trustees of the church.
Testifying during the continuation of hearing in the case, Nwangwu disclosed that Onuigbo and the other accused persons moved to change the church’s trustees after he (Onuigbo) was suspended by the elders of the church over allegations of misconduct.
According to him, after investigating the allegations levelled against the G.O., the elders of the church, at a meeting in March, 2014, in Enugu, decided to suspend Onuigbo, having found him guilty of the said offences.
However, the witness stated that Onuigbo and the other accused persons opposed the suspension, and as a result, opted to alter the church’s trustees in order to nullify the decision of the elders.
He added that the General Overseer and his group also moved to “deal” with those who supported his suspension.
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