Erastus Akingbola: The Rogue Banker Returns To Lagos

Erastus Akingbola Arrives Lagos Aboard Arik Airlines

 Erastus Akingbola, the former CEO of Intercontinental Bank arrives Lagos today accompanied by officials of the EFCC. The rogue banker and pastor of the Redeem Church of God returned to Nigeria recently after striking a multi-million dollar deal with officials of the Goodluck Jonathan regime namely the AGF, Bello Adoke, Jonathan's chief of staff,  Mike Oghadiome and the National Security Adviser, Aliyu Gasau.

He has since been "detained" by the EFCC who vowed to press money laundering charges against him.

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Its nice to see his return.

Its nice to see his return.

Non-Standard Writing

"i wud ve said sometin about it cos im torn apart in spirit but st.mathew chapter7 verse 1 stopped me"

This is comment about how some Nigerians write in the public square. It is disgusting and off-putting to write non-standard English. No one is interested in reading "wud", "ve", "cos". At the very least it is juvenile. At most, it is irresponsible. If you can't write well, at least try. Or stop tormenting your readers by your non-standard tripe.
Thank you.

mathew 7:1 stoppd me

i wud ve said sometin about it cos im torn apart in spirit but st.mathew chapter7 verse 1 stopped me. but deep in my anger and annoyance,consolation came in from revelations 22:11&12

PASTOR's ACT

The act of some pastors these days are so scaring. They exploit the needy. The live in best masion. The drive the best car and the best, best private jet and the best of anything. You see people worshipping them calling them "DADDY and MUM"

Their shoes you ll even see your shadown. Their suits london made and their wives the best skirt suit and the best hollandis, the best lace. If you go to some big companies they occupy the hightest post and they steal money just as Judas was doing.

It will be good if the government can look into the activities of these pastors. Look around you today, everywhere is church even residential houses have been converted to church (just one ) to the mercy of the poor tenants.

Jesus they claim to follow did not gather riches rather he preached the good news of God's kingdom to the people and told them to repent.

Please how many of our pastors today preach repentance and God's kingdom government. You always hear them talk of riches, prosperity etc. Can the pastors please define what it means to be CHISTIAN? ole, kwarawo, ndi oshi.

Re Pastor Akingbola and Adeboye

Even if you are anonymous God knows you,but it could have been better if you keep your mouth shut than to pass judgement.

Re:adegbola

may God forgive you for your comment. Father G.O is an outstanding man of God.

do not touch my annointing..

do not touch my annointing.. annointing my foot he should be arrested and prosecuted, they all steal with the name of God and definitely they shall be no go unpunish. God is wonderful and looking time shall tell

Pastors AKINGBOLA AND ADEBOYE

We are all pretenders including pastor Adeboye.In a decent society Pastor Adeboye,should have been questioned. Most of our Governers stealour money and rush to Adeboye for blessings.Adeboye collects cash gifts all over the place paying much attention to tilts.HE SPENDS MONEY BUYING EXPENSIVE AIRCRAFTS.ALL IN THE NAME OF GOD.The bulk of his money are stolen money from Governors Bankers and politicians.Adeboye should be arrested and let him produce his bank accounts .AKINGBOLA is one one of his thieves stealing for GOD.

EDDY KAMSON

Rogue

Rogue banker,pastor,politician or whoever or whatever. if a minority of people are so rich and the majority so poor, within a square kilometre, there definetly is a problem.akingbola and his kind are not necessarily the smartest or industrious amongst 150 million people.
we must accept that, instead giving opinions that cannot change fact. ankingbola and his likes across all the sectors are guilty but the law says it is innocence before proven guilty.
We seek solace in God because if our judiciary will not punish them to deter others, on the last day they shall pay for it,undoubtedly.

Hmm, We claim to be Godly yet

Hmm, We claim to be Godly yet we use the verses of the holy books and twist its meaning how it suits us? Well the day of reckoning is near if u like hide him under religious bigotry if you like say the truth and let the devil be ashamed but all this worldly things ye gather where will it end? Lets condemn Erastus deeds and also look into his allegations and take appropriate actions God bless Naijah

ROGUE BANKER

WILL THERE EVER COME A TIME WHEN WE NIGERIAN WILL PUT ALL SENTIMENT ASIDE AND TELL THE TRUTH THE WAY IT IS.YES A FAIR TRIAL IS THE RIGHT OF EVERY OFFENDER, EVEN IF THE YOU SEE A MAN WITH YOUR OWN EYES SHOOTING AND KILLING SOMEONE THE PERSON STILL NEED TO BE CONVICTED TO BE CALLED A MURDERER, BUT THIS IS JUST PART OF A PROCEDURE ESPECIALLY IN THE EYES OF THE WITNESS TO THE KILLING, BECAUSE THE MAN IS ACTUALLY A KILLER.
HOW CAN YOU CONCEDE THAT THE MAN EMBEZZLED AND SHOULD NOT BE CALLED A ROGUE WHO THEN IN A ROGUE.DOES HE HAVE TO PHYSICALLY CARRY THE WHOLE BANK SELL AND POCKET THE MONEY BEFORE YOU ACCEPT THAT HE IS A CROOK?
MY XTIAN FRIEND ALWAYS SAY "ONLY THE TRUTH CAN SET YOU FREE".IT IS PERFECTLY IN ORDER IF TOMOROW SUNUSI IS RUBBISHED IF HE CHOSE TO RUBBISH HIMSELF.

THE RCCG is a beneficiary of

THE RCCG is a beneficiary of this " booty" so no case to leave RCCG. Even Adeboye himself needs to be questioned by the EFCC!

HOW MUCH WILL DEVIL STEAL ?

i wonder what this nation is turning to , if a pastor could steal this much ! how much do you think devil himself will steal ! shame upon you . I guess his affiliated church needs to be rank sacked !

i wonder what this nation is

i wonder what this nation is turning to , if a pastor could steal this much ! how much do you think devil himself will steal ! shame upon you . I guess his affiliated church needs to be rank sacked !

why label him a rogue before

why label him a rogue before his being condemned or acquitted in the court?
A problem I have with news journals(which makes me steer clear from a majority of them) is the way they paint stories as gory and make you believe it all.
Fine, He embezzled, but why call him a rogue?
I won't be shocked if next month, two to three years from now, this same reporter will rubbish sanusi!(at least Soludo was once commended)
Always give room for benefit of doubt.

Criminal Banker Akingbola

The criminal banker Akingbola ran out of Nigeria to go and relocate and re-situate all his stolen millions, and returned, and now what?

By same measure is IBB a

By same measure is IBB a thief? Or should we wait for the courts according to yours truly?

ERASTUS, THE ROGUE BANKER

My brother, Ng
I salute you for " standing by" ERASTUS de rogue.
But come, why are you defending the man as if you are his Lawyer: Somebody stole money and ran away and was busy enjoying himself by throwing Parties all over the place in London and just when he got wind of an impending extradiction, he ran back and you are telling us not to be judgemental. Judgemental indeed.
Or are you one of the those tribalists who sees nothing wrong in your tribalman?
Common man, it is high time we stop supporting these evilmen who have all given us a bad name in the comity of nations.
I dont think even Erastus will agree with you that he is innocent.
SO TELL ME CAN U BE MORE PIUS THAN THE POPE?

RCCG

i am yet to read where RCCG has come out to defend or castigate pastor erastus akingbola for stealing. or is he not a pastor of RCCG????? church or members pls clarify this...
pastor ituah ighodalo sacked... offence - remarrying
pastor erastus akingbola ?????... offence - stealing

Will EFCC be sincere in Akingbola's Case

I has happened before while we see many Pastors defrauding people. But now is Banker pastor Redeem for that matter what legacies are christain portraying to the people of other religion, have never see where any traditional worshipper stolen our billions of naira. EFCC we all need the sincerity in this case not half bake Farida Waziri you know what i mean.

Will EFCC be sincere in Akingbola's Case

I has happened before while we see many Pastors defrauding people. But now is Banker pastor Redeem for that matter what legacies are christain portraying to the people of other religion, have never see where any traditional worshipper stolen our billions of naira. EFCC we all need the sincerity in this case not half bake Farida Waziri you know what i mean.

Re: Sometimes I wonder if

I totally agree with you brother.

It is a pity that in Nigeria we are suffering in the midst of plenty. Look around you you see the so called elite oppressing the ordinary Nigerians.

You see several places of worship everywhere yet the Nigerian leaders and people are the most corrupt in the world. It's a pity.

In Europe, you will not see such number of places of worship yet the are not corrupt. They say the truth. Nigerian leaders are rogues. I think there have to be a revolution either peaceful or violent. God bless Nigeria.

Akingbola returns

please leave RCCG out of it. He can be easily identified without mentioning RCCG.
And for the writers who posted about yoruba or ibo being thieves, you are Nigeria's problem and even the reason Nigeria was placed on a terrorist list in the first place.
You power-hungry, selfish and arrogant people!

Why doesn't someone just

Why doesn't someone just SHOOT the bastard!!!

sometimes i wonder if

sometimes i wonder if "religion" has actually played a role in our backwardness and poverty as a nation. Look over the whole land, its mosques and churches everywhere yet there is abundant corruption and poverty in the land.
In europe, when you go to churches you hardly find people there except mostly blacks. Infact after church, there is always free meals. Yet the society is so organised. even the white people whom you think may exhibit racial tendencies are even more hospitable and nice than the average naija person you meet back home.
Preachers have to pass the message. To hell with all these prosperity gospel, preach the truth, equality, fairness, holiness.

Response

Those of you who blame Yorubas or Ibos for the problems of Nigeria are nothing but ethnic jingoists. There is good and bad in every tribe in Nigeria. That being said, Erastus Akingbola is a rogue and a thief, those defending him for whatever reasons are simply not looking at the facts. Why did he run? An innocent man does not flee from justice.

I pray and hope that a person that has love for Nigeria like Gideon Orkar comes, when that day comes, even the head of the Redeem church like other religious leaders in Nigeria will face the wrath of God. Our day will come.

Member of SaharaReporters?

Who on earth is a member of Saharareporters? How can someone who is a member of saharareporters support a rogue banker? Or who doesn't know that when someone is detained, charged with 22-count charges-charges clearly stating that he is a rogue- and remanded in prison custody, that person ia a barawo.
...please stop the nonsense about your membership of Saharareporters. You may be a fan of Sr but certainly not a member. Otherwise, you would never have written what you wrote. Actually think you said that upfront because you wanted to cast aspersion on SR. You are Erastus Akingbola's son or daughter. May your breadwinner rot in jail!

Erastus Akingbola is a Pastor?

A banker, first and foremost, is supposed to be a man of high integrity without which quality no sane person should entrust in his care his hard earned money. And the fact that he is a pastor of one of the major pentecostal churches is quite significant considering how born-again Christians like to trumpet their high moral rectitude. The allegations against him are serious indeed. It does matter that he's not come off smelling right; he being a fugitive and all. Remember that his colleague, Cecelia Ibru had also acted the injured party by instituting a case for N50 billion against CBN and Sanusi knowing full well how guilty she was. Again, she too is a big fish in the church. It tells you a lot, does it not?

NAME CALLING

YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO REFER TO HIM AS THE ROGUE BANKER. THAT IS VERY UNCIVILIZED AND VERY JUDGEMENTAL. I HAVE ALWAYS RESPECTED YOU GUYS BUT THIS CAPTION ALONE IS ENOUGH TO PUT ME OFF FROM YOUR WEBSITE FOR EVER AND A LOT OF THE PEOPLE HERE WITH ME SHARE THE SAME OPINION. HAVE YOU HEARD HIS SIDE OF THE STORY? HAVE JUDGEMENT BEEN PASSED ON HIM YET? HABA! I EXPECTED SOMETHING BETTER FROM YOU GUYS. DO YOU THINK IF HE DID NOT HAVE A GOOD CASE HE WILL BE BOLD ENOUGH TO RETURN BACK TO NIGERIA? PLS, PLS AND PLS YOU GUYS SHOULD SLOW DOWN ON THIS KIND OF DISGRACEFUL ATTITUDE BEFORE YOU MAKE PEOPLE LOOSE COMPLETE RESPECT AND REGARD FOR YOUR WEBSITE OR WERE YOU PAID TO DO THIS?

@....olabimtan.....we are all

@....olabimtan.....we are all armed robbers in the east of nigeria as you observed.its nothing new in nigeria to blame the ibo for everything.the rivalry between the ibos and the rest nigerians reflects an unfair economic divide.you want to continue to delude yourself about the superiority of your race even in face of undisputable facts to the contrary.the mindless armed robbery presently pervades the whole of yorubaland is nothing as usual. the victims of political assasinations in yoruba land would be wishing they were merely kidnapped.is it not on record that an average yoruba is a thug?.obj,aritsekola,lamidi adedibu ,bankOLE,abiOLE,tokyo,daniel.silly yoruba people,which court found abacha or babangida guilty yet you call them all sorts of names, but in the case of your white collar robbers,we must wait till a court finds them guilty.funsho williams rip,daramola rip,bola ige rip,dipo dina rip.....this is a tribe of murderers.we ibos have the finest brains in nigeria but we dont make noise.

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