The police in Lagos on Wednesday arraigned a 27-year-old businessman, Yusuf Atanda, charged with impersonating Pastor Enoch Adeboye and two other church general overseers to defraud members of the public.
According to the police, Mr Atanda created fake Facebook accounts of Mr Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor D.K. Olukoya of Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministry and Pastor T.B. Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, to dupe people.
The defendant, who resides at Okokomaiko, Lagos, is being tried for cybercrime before Magistrate M.O Tanimola in Ikeja.
Mr Atanda, however, denied committing the offence, and was admitted to bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
Tanimola said the sureties should be gainfully employed and show evidence of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.