Adeboye RCCG import scandal

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The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian
Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adejare
Adeboye has been linked to a scandalous import
duty waiver said to have cost Nigeria a whooping
N20 Billion in revenue loss between 2006 and 2007.

A Fiscal Commission source in Abuja preferring anonymity
told during the week that pastor
Adeboye, tapping into his well-known ties with former
President Olusegun Obasanjo benefited from the shady
import duty waiver in which Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Chief
Mike Adenuga, Alhaji Saminu Turaki, Mr. Donald Duke
and others were prime beneficiaries.

According to the impeccable source, the duty waiver
granted Adeboye was said to have been used ?dishonestly
? by the church to import luxury Sport Utility Van, SUV
(usually called Jeep in Nigeria), building materials and
Digital Recording equipment some of which were said to
belong to top members of the church both within Nigeria
and abroad. In other words, the source surmised that
Adeboye used his high level connections to ?aid and
abate? his church members to defraud the nation by not
paying the requisite importation fees.

The source said that many of the RCCG?s faithful in
Nigeria and abroad had celebrated the ?unlawful act?
as a ?testimony to the goodness of the lord.? It was said
that a Pastor Ghandi of the Jesus House, RCCG in
Washington DC where the late first lady Mrs. Stella
Obasanjo used to worship whenever she was in the
United State, was a facilitator of the deal.

Many of the luxury cars that were said to have been
imported through the deal were not meant for private
use. They were said to have been sold at several car
dealerships across the country. The source explained to that even if the items were not
traded, it was unheard of that ?people would import
duty-free luxury items into any country.?

The official did not rule out the possibility of a
thorough investigation of the deal which he said
could make Adeboye to pay and possibly
face charges

A document made available to
indicated that in 2006, RCCG got an import waiver of
N9,831,109,309.00 through certificate no.,
BO/REV/12235/S.2/T.133 to import construction
materials; generators and vehicles. The value of the
imports was N49,155,546,846.00.

In 2007, another import waiver was granted. This time
through a certificate number BO/R10260/V111/161,
RCCG was granted rights to import building/
construction materials with value put at
N48,988,454,876.00 with a total waiver of
N9,757,690.975.20. The two waivers total
N19,588,800,284,20, while the bulk transactions
amount to N98,144,347,130.20.

Also 300 luxury cars with value put at $6,923,000, 100
Jeeps (SUV) valued at $8,000,000, Video Equipment
valued at $12,000,000.00, were all part of the shady
import deals.

It would be recalled that the comptroller General of
Nigerian Customs Services, Mr. Jacob Gyang Buba
had been investigated by the independent Corrupt
Practices Commission, ICPC in connection with an
annual loss of N50 Billion in respect of the importation
tariff waiver introduced by the Government of
President Olusegun Obasanjo.

The spiritual depth of some practices of the RCCG
has been subject of concern amongst growing
conservative Christian worshippers. Adeboye is often
criticized for being interested in quantity and not
quality. He is said to have broken his church to model
parishes were prosperity theology is often preached.
The other class of followership is usually called
Redeemed Classical. They are more mortified and often
completely scriptural. Apart from Adeboye?s too cozy
with the high and mighty elite, he was said to have
given tacit blessing to ex-president Obasanjo?s
third-term Presidential dream that was truncated with
sudden humiliation.


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Not sure of the truth to this story but men of God need to be careful of things they do or allow poeple around them do cos it comes back somehow to bite and put doubt in ur ministry and on ur calling.
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