Published On: Thu, Jan 2nd, 2014
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Pastor & His Children Arrested For Fake Currency

A self-styled pastor, Rev. Godson O. Akubuiro, was on Monday paraded along with 15 others for their role in the printing and circulation of fake naira notes across the country.

Rev. Akubuiro, 49, is General Overseer of The Mountain of Breakthrough Deliverance Ministry, also known as Land of Solution, located at Plot 7, Koya Estate, Igbo Olomu, Agric, Ikorodu, Lagos from where he and other suspects were arrested. The “pastor” hails from Imo State.

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Pastor Akubuiro, who openly admitted the crime before reporters, said he was “an ordained man of God” until the devil overwhelmed him.

Kogi State Director of State Security Service (SSS) Mike Fubara, who paraded the suspects, said six of them are Pastor Godson Akubuiro’s children.

Items recovered from them include equipment and materials used in printing fake currencies, a large quantity of printed fake notes, cut to size blank currency notes and N1.3million fake naira notes.

He admitted that he had been involved in the criminal activity since November 2012 in his house, along with his family members.

Akubuiro said he was not using the money for himself but in support of the less-privileged and the needy in his congregation.

He pleaded for leniency, saying men of God were often tempted like King David in the Bible, who though a man after God’s heart, fell many times yet was pardoned by God.

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