The Governor of Ebonyi State, Chief David Umahi, has narrated how he ordered the arrest of fake pastors because they nearly duped him of over $125 million (US dollars).
Governor Umahi, who visited his country home at Uburu community, Ohaozara LGA, of Ebonyi State, narrated how he was nearly duped to stakeholders and members of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Ebonyi State chapter.
Read his speech in part:
“My mother taught me and my brothers how to honour men of God. Those who are men of God that are not real should be avoided. They are taking curse upon themselves because their own judgement will be greater.
“Something played out today. Some group of people in the past two months said they have $125 million U.S dollars to give us. I told my Commissioner for Finance that it doesn’t sound real. I knew immediately that it was a scam but my commissioner for finance continued pushing innocently.
“Because of his belief that it is real, I told him to go ahead. They made us know that they are investors and that they have money to give to us for free ( ... ). They said we should bring $125 million US dollars. And out of the money, they will only take $25 million dollars to develop our place while the remaining $100million US dollars will be our own.
“I said what is my own. They can even take 50% if they want and give us even 1 million dollars, since it is grant. I told them that, if this money is a flush money, Ebonyi State Government will not be held responsible. The journey began. They said that we should show evidence of $10 million dollars in our account.”