Police warn public on fake prophets in Rivers State

By The Citizen

The Rivers State Police Command has drawn the attention of the members of the public to certain unscrupulous individuals who operate under the guise of being 'God's men' to dupe unsuspecting members of the public.

According to a release by the State Police Command, the fraudsters masquerading as prophets are on the loose and prey on the gullible members of the public, through the use of false prophesy and divine pronouncements.

A resident of the State who had fallen prey to one of the false prophets, was one Mr. Umejiego, a Director of a private firm who was lured into a false scheme through his wife by the operator of a Church named 'Favour Anointing Ministry', situated at No. 74A Ojoto Lane, Mile 3, Diobu, Port Harcourt, being operated by one prophet who goes by the name of Victory Ibe.

After being arrested by the Police, Ibe has confessed to been a perpetual dupe and that he has always have in his possession a pro-forma change of ownership which he use to make people part with their properties.

In the case of Mr. Umejiego, he (Ibe) instructed that a Toyota Land Cruiser, V8 be sown as seed by the former. He thereafter produced a change of ownership which was promptly signed by the unsuspecting victim, who immediately handed over the original documents to him together with the vehicle.

Unfortunately for the fake prophet, the said vehicle was involved in a serious motor accident with the 'prophet' in it.

Surprisingly, the self-acclaimed prophet also 'prophesized' that the same victim should part with the sum of N200,000.00  (Two Hundred Thousand Naira) to neutralize a curse placed on him and his household.

The victim complied with the instruction and paid the 'prophet' the sum of Ninety Thousand (90,000.00) on 17/02/2014, which he told his victim will be donated to an orphanage.

However, as at the time of his arrest on 25/02/2014 the supposed man of God was still in possession of the said amount of money. The fake prophet alongside his brother, one Apostle Austin Ibe who acts as his Assistant prophet have been apprehended by the Police and both of them will be charged to court at the appropriate time.