Pastor Jude Obaro Orohwosa, who claimed to have been sent from Redeemed Christian Church headquarter as intermediary in the purchase of the land at central business district, Ikeja for another Redeemed Christian Church of God, (mega Church parish) also situated within the same vicinity.
As a businessman, Pastor Jude Obaro Ohohwosa wasted no time in secretly negotiated what could be his own share from total sum of the purchased land. Though Pastor Jude Obaro Orohwosa requested for N100million but later he agreed to be paid N50 million with strong warning that RCCG,(mega church parish) must not be aware of the deal.
According to Integrity reporters, the land was eventually purchased at the cost of N450 million, the sum of N50 million was immediately transferred into the account given by Pastor Jude Obaro Orohwosa as agreed, which was later discovered that the bank account belong to Pastor Jude’s wife for fear of the money being traced to his personal account.
The trouble started for Pastor Jude Obaro Ohorwosa of Redeemed Christian church of God (morning star parish) when the said land was revoked, this necessitated the refund of the money to the buyer. All efforts to make Delta state born acclaimed man of God to refund his own share of the money proof abortive.
Therefore,he was reported at Economic and financial commission,ikoyi,Lagos, where he was invited but failed to honour the invitation until he was arrested on one Sunday morning during the service in the presence of his congregation.
Pastor Jude Obaro Ohorwosa was detained at EFCC office, Ikoyi but was later released with the condition that he should be reporting to Magu led EFCC office, Ikoyi twice every week.
Investigation shows that, this was not the first time Pastor Jude Obaro Ohorwosa will be arrested by Economic and financial crime commission. It was learnt that when he was the special assistant to former governor of Delta state Mr.James Ibori, who is serving jail term in the United Kingdom prison, the Delta state born politician turn Pastor was accused of financial impropriety during his tenure.