‘Prophet’ arrested for scam

The police have arrested two swindlers in Lagos. They are Seyi Demola, 26 and Wale Lawson, 27. Commenting on the suspects, Benjamin Hundeyin, spokesperson for the state’s police command, said that one of the suspects faked being a prophet.

“The suspected fraudsters were arrested by officers from Isokoko Division following a distress call.

“They were found with two female handbags, cash and an iPhone,” he said.

A victim, in a video, said that the suspects approached her and offered to hold a prayer with her.

She sad, “He told me and his accomplice, who pretended to be seeking help from him, to buy sachet water and use it to pray for each other.

“He instructed the man to pray with the water for me and give me his bag to hold.

“Then he said it was my turn to pray for the man, so I should give him my bag, which I complied.

“During the prayer, he asked me to call out my phone’s password claiming the password will be used to receive favour, ” she said.

According to her, the suspects told her not to look back or else she will become Lot’s wife in the Bible.

She said that the suspects were about to mount a motorcycle to run away when people intercepted them and that was when she realised that the suspects knew each other.


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