EFCC arrests pastor on FBI’s wanted list for wire fraud, others

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Enugu, have arrested one Kelechi Vitalis Anozie, a suspect on the watch list of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI.

Anozie, who is the founder of Praying City Church located in Owerri, Imo State was arrested in Enugu on March 10.

The church founder was alleged to have, alongside three other suspects, swindled a United States resident of $135,800 (N56 million) and another $47,000 (N19 million).

His arrest, according to a statement by Wilson Uwajuren, the EFCC’s spokesperson, on Thursday, followed credible intelligence linking him to alleged conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering.

“Anozie and four other suspects: Valentine Iro, Ekene Ekechukwu (alias Ogedi Power), Bright Azubuike (alias Bright Bauer Azubuike) and Ifeanyi Junior, are alleged to have defrauded one F.F who lives in Illinois, United States, the sum of $135,800 US Dollars and another $47,000,” part of the statement reads.