65yrs Old Prophet Charged To Court Over N3m Prayer Scam, Illegal Firearm

A 65 years old Prophet, Joseph Godfrey, was yesterday dragged before the Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa over alleged three counts charge of unlawful possession of firearms and collecting money under false pretense.

Prophet Joseph Godfrey however pleaded not guilty on the three counts charge.
Prophet Godfrey, in the taking of plea, was accused of being in possession of a double barrel gun which was cut to size at the Kalakiri Compound in Edepie community of Yenagoa Local Government area of the State.

According to the charge,” that you Joseph Godfrey was on 13th May,2016 at Karakiri compound in Edepie community in Yenagoa local Government area of the State had in possession of a local barrel gun which was cut to a dangerous size and in contravention of the section 28 of the Firearms Act of the Federation.”

“That on the same date and the same venue, you, Godfrey Joseph was found in unlawful possession of five live cartridges.”

“That between May and December,2015, that you obtain under false pretense the sum of N2.5million from one Tubolayefagh. That under the claim that you are prophet of God, you claim that you will use your spiritual power and praye to produce one Ikechukwu that absconded with books belonging to your victim.

After taking his plea of not Guilty, the lead Police Prosecutor, F.O Ogiri sought the order of the Court to fix a date for trial and also remand the accused in the Federal Prisons.

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Prophet Offered Me N6,000 To Kidnap Sisters – Suspect

A 35-year-old barber, Uche Emeroha, and a prophet, Kenneth Alozie, were paraded by the police on Thursday for allegedly abducting two sisters, who were returning from a summer class in the Igando area of Lagos State.

Emeroha said Prophet Alozie allegedly promised to pay him N6,000 if he could abduct and bring two children to his church, Hope in God Healing Ministry in the Agboroko area, Iyana Iba.

Jumia, six, and four-year-old Ayomide – were abducted on Olorunfemi Street in the Igando area while returning from the summer class around 2pm on Tuesday.

It had been reported that the children, whose mother is a widow, were rescued by police operatives 
from the Igando division around 7pm on Wednesday and two suspected abductors were arrested.

Punch reports that Emeroha, after allegedly abducting the girls on their way back home, had handed them over to a woman identified as Mama Chioma, who then took them to Alozie’s church.

According to the police, Emeroha was the first suspect to be arrested and he, thereafter, led operatives to the hideout, where Alozie had hidden the girls.

Alozie, who claimed to be a prophet, was also arrested.

It was gathered that Mama Chioma was still on the run.

Speaking to PUNCH Metro at the Lagos State Police Command headquarters, Ikeja, on Thursday, Emeroha said when he went to Alozie’s church for counselling, the prophet promised to fortify him with a charm, so that he (Emeroha) could be bringing stolen children to the church.

He said:

 “I am not married. I did not know the girls before that day. I worked as a barber on that street. One woman, Mama Chioma, was the one who introduced me to the prophet. She collected my phone number from my girlfriend. She took me to the prophet for counselling. I think she and the prophet worked together.

“When I met the prophet on Tuesday, he asked me to abduct some children. He promised to do some charms for me so that I would not be caught and he promised to pay me N6,000. That was the first time I would run such errand.

“When I came back to the area, I saw the girls returning home. I accosted them and lied that their mother asked me to buy some soft drinks for them. They did not struggle with me. I carried the younger one and held the hand of her sister. Mama Chioma was already waiting at Akesan bus stop to receive them. I recently moved to the area to work as a barber. I was living in Abuja.”

Alozie, however, denied sending Emeroha on the errand, saying he only prayed for the barber during the counselling.

He said:

 “I did not know him before that Tuesday. Mama Chioma is my member. She usually brings people, who have one problem or the other to me, so that I could pray for them. I am not a herbalist.

“I was at home on Tuesday when the woman brought this man. I counselled and prayed for him. I only wanted to solve his problems. Later on Tuesday when Mama Chioma brought the girls, she said they were Emeroha’s children and his wife had abandoned him because of his challenges.”

The older girl, Jumia, told PUNCH Metro that Mama Chioma took her and her sister to an unfamiliar house, gave them food and plaited their hair.

She said:

 “The man, who took us away, said mummy asked him to buy some drinks for us. He later gave us to one woman. The woman took us on a bus to a place. She put us in one house and gave us food. She gave us rice and soup.

“She later carried us to one man’s place. She also plaited our hair. Later, the police came and carried us to the station. The police now took us back to mummy.”

The mother of the rescued girls, who identified herself as Iya Ayo, said it was a boy in the area who caught a glimpse of Emeroha escaping with the girls.

She said:

 “My children were found around 6pm in the Agboroko community, towards Okoko. I thanked the God of Christ Apostolic Church. When I initially discovered that my children were abducted while returning home, I searched the whole area trying to trace them.

“I usually grill corn in the area since the death of my husband three years ago. It was a boy in our area who caught a glimpse of the barber escaping with the girls. I also thank the police for their efforts.”

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, who paraded the suspects, said the police were on the trail of Mama Chioma, who was believed to have other victims in her custody.

He said:

 “The woman is also known as chairlady. She is being hunted now. We are going to find out if she does not have other victims. But we have the two suspects – the barber and the prophet – with us. The police want parents to take more proper care of their children to avoid them falling preys to abductors. Investigation is ongoing.”

Lagos Prophet Accused Of Abducting Teenager

A 26-year-old prophet with Immaculate Ministry in Satellite Town, Lagos, who allegedly abducted a teenager, has revealed that he did it to liberate the victim’s family from a spell.

Parading the suspect yesterday at the Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja, the command’s boss, Fatai Owoseni, said: “The suspect, David Ifunaya, abducted the victim for three weeks after the victim told him that her father is a herbalist.

“Throughout her stay in his place, neither did he nor his victim call her parents, who were searching everywhere for her. She was later traced to the suspect’s home in Satellite area of Lagos, following which her parents reported the case to police.”

However, the suspect claimed that he did what he did to cast out a spell from the teenager. He said: “I met the girl earlier this year and ministered to her. I told her that her family was under a spell and later gave her a handbill, which she rejected saying that her aunt would be angry with her for collecting a Christian handbill, since they are Muslims.

“She, however, requested for my number which I gave to her. Since then, she calls me for prayers and counselling. I even prayed for her and she passed her JAMB exams.

“When she called and told me she was coming to my house without the knowledge of her parents, I refused but later agreed because she kept pleading that she needed spiritual help.

“She also lamented that nothing was going on well for her and her family and attributed it to the spell in her family. She said she was convinced I am a man of God because since I prayed for her, things have been going on well with her.”

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Prophet Slams Fr. Mbaka Over Plot To Kill Buhari Prophecy

Kaduna-based Prophet and General Overseer of Christ’s Vision Ministries, Revd Samuel Taiwo Deji, has told the Enugu-based Catholic Priest, Revd Father Ejike Mbaka to withdraw his prophecy that some people are plotting to kill President Muhammadu Buhari.

Revd Father Mbaka of Adoration Ministries, Enugu, had on New Year day,  January 1,  2016, predicted that some Nigerians were plotting to kill the President.

However,  Prophet Deji said Father Mbaka’s prediction was more of a demonic message than a divine one from God.
Revd Deji, 63, who is a professor of theology in Christian Education, said he decided to write off Father Mbaka because God had told him ( Deji ) that there would be no bloodshed in the corridors of power in 2016.

According to the Ekiti State- born man of God: “Buhari should go and sleep,  not only sleep, but snore, because Father Mbaka is passing a message that is demonic and not of God.

“Father Mbaka was in a hurry,  he did not wait for God’s message for President Muhammadu Buhari.

“I see this type of message as too political, far from God’s words for our President. In fact, many youths will be comfortable this year. But I equally see famine hitting this country this year. So, people should be wise how they manage their food this year.”

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Youths Threaten To Kill Prophet For Failing To Resurrect Abubakar Audu

The mild drama that erupted between the prophet and members of the Audu family, who had refused to let him in to resurrect Abubakar Audu, led the youths of Ogbonicha to break the door to the room where Audu was laid to allow the prophet gain access.
However, the prophet failed to resurrect Audu, prompting the youths to go berserk, threatening to kill the prophet.
The burial was well attended as scores of the who-is-who in Nigerian politics as well as members of the business community were in Ogbonicha to give their last respect to the departed hero.
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Prophet Reveals Winner Of Lagos Gubernatorial Poll

Prophet Hephzibah of Peculiar Church has revealed that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Jimi Agbaje will beat All Progressives Congress’ Akinwunmi Ambode in Saturday’s gubernatorial election in Lagos.

Agbaje is no doubt looking forward to a stiffer contest following the outcome of the March 28 presidential election that saw APC’s Muhammadu Buhari emerging as president-elect.

Prophet Hephzibah said APC will do everything within its power to retain Lagos seat, “but is not in the plan.” He therefore warned APC of the danger of winning Lagos by force.

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Nigeria’s Messiah is Not Jonathan, Says Famous Prophet

Apostle Perez Iyiola Oluyemi, an Ibadan-based popular prophet has affirmed that President Goodluck Jonathan is not the Messiah Nigeria needs.

The cleric, who doubles as founder of Achievers Rock Commission International and President, Africa Evangelical Council, said Nigerians should expect another “messiah” who will lead them out of their social and economic woes and not the current leader.

Apostle Iyiola made this prediction in his newly-published book entitled: ‘Prophetic Roadmap on Nigeria 2015 and Beyond.’ Copies of the books were made available to journalists in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Thursday. The cleric in the book declared that “Jonathan would not be the messiah, but an unnamed ‘David’ would be”.

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