Prophet Emmanuel Omale, the Normal Overseer of Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministry, has dragged the First Metropolis Monument Financial institution Plc, FCMB, to court docket over claims that suspended Chairman of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu paid N570m into his church checking account.
Omale, a self-acclaimed non secular chief of Magu is demanding N5bn as compensation from the financial institution over the allegation.
FCMB had reportedly concerned the Nigerian Monetary Intelligence Unit to research claims that N570m was paid into Prophet Omale’s church account by Magu.
The allegation was contained in a report by the Presidential Probe Panel investigating the actions of EFCC underneath Magu.
Magu was indicted for misconduct and re-looting of recovered funds whereas heading the anti-graft company.
Prophet Omale was alleged to be a kind of Magu used to launder the re-looted funds overseas.
Within the report, Prophet Omale was stated to have laundered N570m in Dubai, cash he was accused of utilizing to acquire properties for Magu.
Omale, nonetheless, denied the allegations.
The clergyman had in a letter by his lawyer, Gordy Uche, described the report as malicious, derogatory and libelous.
Nevertheless, Prophet Omale in a swimsuit marked FCT/HC/CV/2020, and instituted by him, his spouse, and the church trustees stated FCMB’s false report back to the NFIU made safety brokers put the church’s account marked 1486743019 underneath surveillance for 4 years.
A press release by Omale’s lawyer reads: “Someday on or in regards to the sixth day of July 2020 the previous appearing Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, was arrested and summoned to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, to look earlier than the Presidential Investigation Committee on the Alleged Mismanagement of the EFCC, Federal Authorities Recovered Belongings and Funds From Could 2015 to Could 2020.
“That one of many key allegations levelled on the Presidential Investigation Committee towards Mr. Ibrahim Magu, was that the 2nd Claimant (Prophet Omale) fraudulently and corruptly bought an actual property property for Mr. Ibrahim Magu in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates with the stated sum of N573, 228, 04 allegedly credited as an influx into the first Claimant’s (church’s) Company Present Account No: 1486743019 within the 12 months 2016.”
Following the allegation, the clergyman disclosed that he was subjected to ridicule by members of the general public.
He additionally disclosed incurring the experience of his lawyer, Gordy Uche which runs into thousands and thousands of naira.
In opposition to this backdrop, he demanded: “The sum of N5,000,000, 000.00 (5 Billion Naira) being exemplary, aggravated, particular and normal damages towards the defendant for the negligent breach of its fiduciary obligation of care to the claimants by its false automated report back to the NFIU of a suspicious credit score influx of N573, 228, 040. 41 into the first claimant’s company present account quantity 1486743019 with the defendant, which has occasioned grave damages to the claimants.”