MFM Female Pastor Charged To Court Over Visa Fraud

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Pastor (Mrs) Joy Tongo of the
Mountain of Fire Ministry, Yaba headquarters, has been charged before Isolo
Magistrates’ court and remanded in prison for her alleged involvement in a visa
scandal in Lagos State, western Nigeria.

The 35-year old Tongo allegedly
defrauded Stanley Dim under the false pretence of procuring him a Chinese visa
for missionary journey.
According to Dim, Tongo met him at
the church headquarters in Yaba and promised to link him with her partner in
China for missionary journey and thereafter he could stay back there and earn a
living.

Tongo allegedly told him that he
will pay N300,000 for the procurement of visa and other necessary documents for
the trip.

Pastor (Mrs) Joy Tongo at Isolo
court
Pastor (Mrs) Joy Tongo at Isolo
court
Dim, who did not suspect any foul
play, gave her the money and she promised to get back to him with the visa a
day before the journey.
Tongo allegedly failed to deliver
the visa on the day she promised Dim. The travel period also elapsed and there
was no alternative arrangement for the trip to China.
When Dim contacted Tongo, she said
the journey had been postponed and it will be for another date.
After days passed and promises
failed, Dim demanded for his money back which Tongo refused to pay.
She claimed that she had used the
money to obtain forms for his travel documents.
The matter was reported at Alakara
police division and Tongo was arrested and charged to court.
She was charged with obtaining
under false pretence and stealing under the Criminal Code.
She pleaded not guilty and the
presiding Magistrate, Mrs Joy Ugbomoiko, granted her bail in the sum of
N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
She was remanded in prison custody
pending when she will perfect her bail.
The matter was adjourned till 5
September, 2015

Source: PM News

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