The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday arraigned the trio of Pastor Glory Okeoghene Abrefera, Reverend Vincent Okpogo and their company, Mustard Seed Microfinance Limited before Justice Inagite- Kuejubola of the State High Court, Effurun, Warri on a 38-count charge bordering on conspiracy, diversion and stealing.
The accused persons who were earlier convicted by Justice I.N Buba on a separate charge and offence in 2011, allegedly obtained the sum of Three Million, Four Hundred and Eighty Naira (N3, 480,000.00) in a phony investment transaction through Mustard Seed Microfinance Limited.
They however, pleaded not guilty to all the charges preferred against them.
One of the charges read, “that you Pastor Glory Okeoghene Abrefera, Reverend Vincent Okpogo and Mustard Seed Microfinance Limited on or about the 10th day of July, 2008 at Effurun, Warri within the Jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intend to defraud, converted the sum of Four Million Naira (4,000,000.00) property of Moses Oyovwikefe and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 516 of the Criminal Code CAP 21 Vol. 1, Laws of Delta State of Nigeria”.