An ex-pastor in Christian Charismatic Ministry (CCM), Enugu, Rev. Joseph Ndolo, has told an Enugu Magistrate Court that his signature in a document forwarded by the leadership of the church to the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), for change of trustees, was forged by the General Overseer, Dr. Sabi Onuigbo (pictured).
Ndolo now a member of Anglican Church, is a chief witness in the forgery case five other pastors of CCM brought against the G.O of the church, Dr. Onuigbo.
He told the court that the G.O of the church, connived with two other accused, Paul Onuora and Ihitte Emmanuel Orji, to forge his signature in the document to CAC, which changed the church trustees.
His word, “I served as a registered trustee member and national secretary of CCM, before resigning my appointment on May 13, 2011.
“But on December 2, 2014, Pastor Innocent Nwangwu, a registered trustee member came to my office and asked if I was aware of change of trustees? I said I wasn’t aware. He brought some certified true copies of documents submitted to CAC Abuja for change of trustees.
“When I looked at the documents, the name of the person who submitted it to CAC was Emmanuel Orji and in the document I saw an extract of minutes of meeting of CCM submitted for the purpose. There was also an attendance list, but my name did not appear there. Innocent Nwangwu’s name was also missing in the document.
“Yet, the same extract recorded that Innocent read the minutes of the meeting. They also purportedly wrote my name and forged my signature as the secretary and producer of the document.
“The document was also countersigned by Pastor Onuigbo, whose name and signature also appeared in the document.
“Having resigned my membership, I couldn’t have signed the document. Secondly, having not attended the meeting, there was no way I could have developed the minutes or extract. I didn’t produce it.”
The court adjourned the case until February 23 and 24 for hearing, and issued a warrant compelling Paul Onuora and Ihitte Emmanuel Orji to appear before it on the next adjourned date.