Police questions Embassy of God church pastor Sunday Adelaja suspected of money embezzlement

Oct. 14, 2009, 3:26 p.m. | Ukrainian News
On October 12, Kyiv investigators questioned the Embassy of God church pastor, Sunday Adelaja, suspected of the involvement in the illegal appropriation of funds, Internal Affairs Minister Yurii Lutsenko told a press conference. Minister said that the crime department has a criminal case upon the illegal actions envisioned by the article 190 of the Criminal Code (fraud).

He said that the pre-trial proceedings has found out that in October 2006 - May 2008, Adelaja and Danilchenko embezzled property of people most of whom were the believers of the Embassy of God church.

The total amount of the damage due to these actions is over UAH 1.5 million in accordance with evidence provided by several witnesses.

The Internal Affairs Ministry said that currently, any accusations against Adelaja are early, but the investigators will soon pass its decision on the case.

Lutsenko does not rule out that Adelaja will be arrested.

As Ukrainian News earlier reported, the Embassy of God church pastor, Sunday Adelaja, said that the cause of the financial problems at the King's Capital financial group was the economic crisis rather than a deliberate fraud.

Adelaja considers the police's decision to investigate him for involvement in the financial group's machinations as implementation of a political order.