Emerging details have it that Israel Oladele Ogundipe has initiated moves to appeal his conviction for fraud after he was sentenced to two years imprisonment over fraud.
Sources disclosed, that backed by powerful friends who believe in him the incarcerated preacher is assembling a high-power legal team to fight his conviction and clear his name.
Ogundipe better know by the name of his ministry “Genesis” (Genesis Global) was convicted for fraud earlier in the week and sentenced to two years in imprisonment – a year each for the counts but to run concurrently – in the case that spanned 13 (Thirteen) years.
The case against Ogundipe was initiated by Mrs Olaide Williams –Oni who alleged amongst other things that the prophet over some time defrauded her to the tune of N17M.
Insiders claim that findings of the court about this claim formed a major premise for the conviction of Ogundipe by a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.
Insiders, however, revealed that Ogundipe has started underground moves to fight the conviction by taking the case to a “higher court”.
The widespread reportage of his conviction is said to have caused untold injury and damage to his brand.
Ogundipe who has a near-cult following home and abroad is the shepherd of Genesis Global – which he built -, a parish of the Celestial Church of Christ (CCC).
He has, however, been at logger’s heads with the leadership of the Celestial Church of Christ over issues about discipline and allegations of deviation from the tenets and doctrines of the CCC.