14 February 2013

Nigeria: Fake Pastors Allegedly Swindle Victim of N6 Million

Lagos — Operatives attached to the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Adeniji Adele, Lagos, have arrested two men who allegedly have been masquerading as seers and deliverance ministers to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.

The suspects identified as Sunday Omogbehin and Olawale Adeniyi , allegedly swindled one of their victims to the tune of N6 million, which they claimed would be used to conduct deliverance on him.

The suspects, as gathered, held a prayer session with their victim, one Ojomo in Aguda area of Lagos, last year, in the course of which they attributed his inability to travel out of the country to some spiritual constraints. They, thereafter, reportedly demanded the sum which they claimed would be used to offer prayers that would cleanse his (victim) mouth odour.

Aside that, they also reportedly told their victim that after the deliverance session, the obstacle militating against his travelling outside the country would be broken.

Ojomo, who at that time was battling to obtain a Canadian visa, fell into the trap. But trouble started after he reportedly paid N6 million instalmentally without any headway.

Police sources at Adeniji Adele told Vanguard that the arrest was made following complaint by the victim, who also claimed he was hypnotized.

The case, as gathered, was charged to Igbosere Magistrate Court on a two-count charge of felony, obtaining money by false pretense and stealing, from where the suspects were remanded in prison custody over their inability to meet up with the bail condition of payment of N250,000 each and two sureties in like some.

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