Genesis prophet Israel Ogundipe approved of bail, returns to the church
Prophet Israel Ogundipe, minister-in-Charge of the Celestial Church of Christ, Genesis Global, has been granted vindication bail and has returned to the church, aso Naija reports.
Fellows of his congregation burst into shouts and songs of gratitude when he arrived the church premises.
In a video broadcasted on Instagram by the synagogue, the convicted pastor was seen steering praise and worship.
The Nation had reported the Court of Appeal in Lagos granted Ogundipe a post-conviction bail.
A three-man panel on April 1 granted Ogundipe bail on the ground of health conditions.
According to LAILAS news, Justice Olabisi Akinlade had on November 18 sentenced the popular prophet to one-year imprisonment for converting a woman’s property to his personal use and stealing.
The court had found Ogundipe guilty of stealing and unlawful conversion of the property of a London-based architect, Mrs. Oladele Williams-Oni.
Ogundipe, who was arraigned on seven counts bordering on obtaining by stealing, inducing delivery of money by pretenses, unlawful conversion of property and forgery, fraudulently collected N14m and £12,000 in various tranches from the complainant between August 30, 2002, and 2005.