Despite allegations that Pastor Emmanuel Omale of the Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministry and his wife, Deborah, helped former EFCC chairman Ibrahim Magu launder N573 million, Magu has been cleared of any wrongdoing.
On Tuesday, Justice Yusuf Halilu issued a ruling clearing Magu of money laundering in a case brought by Omale, his wife, and the church (case number FCT/HC/CV2541/2020).
It was reported during the examination of Magu by Justice Isa Salami-led’s presidential investigative team that Magu put N573 million into the account of Omale’s church, with which property was purportedly bought in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
However, Justice Halilu pointed out in his ruling that evidence presented to him proved that Omale’s bank conceded inaccuracy in its report to the NFIU, of entries in the account of Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministry.
The bank reported that the purported N573 million was incorrectly reflected as a credit entry in Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministry’s account after the bank changed its reporting system.
Justice Halilu pointed out that the bank had recognized their mistake, which had irreparably harmed Pastor Omale, his wife, and the church’s standing both inside and outside of Nigeria.