Christopher Isiguzo in Enugu
A five-man suspected fake prophecy syndicate has been nabbed by the Enugu State Police Command.
According to a statement from the command’s Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu, the syndicate specialized in working with some owners of religious ministries to confirm a certain prophecy in order to win more members for ministries and churches.
Amaraizu noted that the suspects were arrested on 19th and 20th of August, 2016 at Holy Ghost park axis and popular P&T axis of the state by the operatives of the central police.
He added that the suspects, who gave their names as Obi Ejike from Ubaho Okija in Ihiala local Government Area of Anambra state, Kuku Mary from ijebu-Ode in Ogun state, Oluwakemi Joy from Ojo, lagos State, Nwosu Chizoba from Umunze in Anambra state and Peter Uchechi from Ebonyi state, were nabbed while they were going to a church/ministry in Abakiliki and in Enugu to join in the fake prophecy deal.
According to him, luck ran out on the syndicate members when they had some arguments, a development that attracted the attention of security operatives very close to the arena who suspected the scenario and intervened.
“On instant inquiry, the duo of Obi Ejike and Oluwakemi Joy were speaking at variance but further interrogation conducted immediately revealed that they are in for nefarious activities and eventually the other group billed for Abakiliki church/ministry prophecy were trailed and nabbed at P&T bus stop while waiting for bus to Abakiliki.
“One of the suspects, Peter Uchechi, a female, maintained that they were recruited in large numbers and kept in a house at Onitsha, Anambra state. From there they shuttle to various states of the country to confirm a prophecy for the purpose of winning more souls for the said church or ministry and that they are usually paid through their coordinator who hired the house and kept them there.
“According to her, they can be detailed to go to any state but the number of the link man in the said church/ministry is usually provided to them for easy connectivity on arrival and that they usually dialogue with the link man to the pastor of the church/ministry on the shape the job will take,” Amaraizu said.