Wire fraud: EFCC arrests Church founder wanted by FBI

Youth pastor, father remanded over illegal banking

Operatives of the Enugu Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have arrested one Kelechi Anozie, a suspect on the wanted list of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Anozie, said to be the founder of Praying City Church located in Owerri, Imo State, was nabbed on March 10, 2022, following credible intelligence linking him to alleged conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering.

A statement on Thursday by the EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, stated, “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 and another $47,000.”