Church accountant bags 18 years for N15.5m fraud

The Gombe Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured the conviction of one Ibrahim Aku before Justice Nathan Musa of the Adamawa State High Court.

Aku, an Accountant at EYN Church of Christ (Ekilisiyar Yen Uwa Nigeria), EYN, Church of Brethren in Nigeria (CBN) in the state was charged with six counts bordering on forgery and obtaining money by false pretence. He was convicted on January 13, 2020.

He was investigated and prosecuted following a petition by the church through Rev. Daniel Mbaya a Secretary General of the Church alleging that Aku defrauded the church of N15.5million between 2016 and 2018.

Investigations by the EFCC revealed that the money was generated by the church members by offerings, donations and tithe.

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