Popular Nigerian pastor arrested for offering N700k bribe
A popular Nigerian Pastor, residing in Zimbabwe, Nixon Chibuzor Ohizu, has been apprehended for allegedly giving a $2,000(N772,000) bribe to National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) officials.
According to reports, Nixon who is the head pastor of the Empowerment Ministries Church was arrested after he offered USD 2,000(N772,000) to two high ranking NRZ officials to repeal the cancellation of a lease negotiation between his church and the transport utility, unbeknownst to him that he was being set up.
It is reported that he had met Colonel Nyabambi and Clive Ncube at the NRZ office on August 7. The two NRZ officials reportedly received the bribe offer and accepted to change the cancellation on the lease agreement once he had given the agreed amount.
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Upon returning to the office, not knowing that a trick had been set, the pastor was detained by the police. The bribe money which was in $100 denominations was recovered by the police and is currently being kept as an exhibit.
Pastor Ohizu was not asked to defend the charges when he appeared before Magistrate Richard Ramaboa in Harare.He was, however, granted bail of $10, 000 (N3,900,000) and was ordered to surrender his passport.