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Fake Prophecy Syndicate, Working with Church Owners Arrested in Enugu

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Fake Prophecy Syndicate in Enugu

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Enugu State Police Command has nabbed suspected fake prophecy syndicate that specialised in working with owners of churches to confirm prophecies in order to win more members for such churches.

This is contained in a statement signed by the command’s spokesman, Ebere Amaraizu, in Enugu on Sunday.

Amaraizu said that the syndicate was nabbed at Holy Ghost park axis and popular P&T axis of Enugu metropolis by police operatives of the Central Police Station in Enugu.

He noted that the syndicate, who were nabbed on August 19 and August 20, included Obi Ejike from Ubaho Okija in Ihiala Local Government in Anambra and Kuku Mary, from Ijebu-ode in Ogun.

The others were Oluwakemi Joy from Ojo in Lagos State, Nwosu Chizoba from Umunze in Anambra and Peter Uchechi from Ebonyi.

The spokesman said that the syndicate was nabbed on their way to a church in Abakaliki and in Enugu to join in the fake prophecy deal before they were apprehended.

“Luck ran out of the syndicate as confusion broke out at a bus-stop among them leading to arguments, which attracted the attention of police operatives,” he said.

He said the police team observed that Ejike and Joy were up to a nefarious act and on further interrogation they revealed their mission.

The spokesman said “the other group billed for Abakiliki church prophecy were trailed and nabbed at P&T bus stop while waiting for bus to Abakaliki”.

Amaraizu said that one of the suspects, Uchechi, maintained that they were recruited in large numbers and kept in a house in Onitsha, Anambra.

Uchechi, he said, maintained that they shuttle to various states to confirm prophecies for the purpose of winning souls for churches and were usually paid through their coordinator.

Amaraizu said Uchechi told the police that they could be detailed to go to any state but the phone number of the linkman in the church was usually provided to them.

The suspect added that the phone number would be for connectivity on arrival and that they usually dialogue with the pastor of the church on the shape the job would take.

He said they would divulge their names, nature of problem they have and other necessary information to the pastor.

“They will state information which is given to the pastor of the church for his guidance and during the prophetic hours they will be among the people with the said problem that will come out,” Uchechi revealed.

Uchechi said the pastor would prophesy and one of them would confirm that before the congregation after been touched and falling under the anointing.

“The pastor would proclaim the problem is all over and that she has received her healing. Some pastors’ use us to grow their church and we are paid later through our coordinator depending on your role,” Uchechi said.

Ejike also confirmed their illicit deal while maintaining that he work hand-in-hand with the coordinator.

Photo Credit: Ihuoma Chiedozie/PUNCH

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9 Comments

  1. praizeblog.com

    August 22, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    busted gbamm!!

  2. Prince

    August 22, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Wetin person no go see and hear finish for this country.

    1 John 4:1King James Version (KJV)
    “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”

  3. nwa nna

    August 22, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Ha! oya over to you bible slingers and prophecy seekers that hop from church to church…
    The church “sector” in Nigeria & Africa as a whole will continue to thrive as long as the people remain desperate, intellectually lazy and gullible…. I keep telling my friends that Nigerians would rather attempt to pray away their problems rather than find a logical solution by doing the required work.
    Oh, I believe in prayers but I also know that after praying I have to follow through with work aka faith!!

  4. Bleed Blue

    August 22, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    Well…if this is true, I’m not surprised it’s come to this.

    Our special brand of Christianity in Nigeria is to chase breakthrough and miracles from one church to the next. It’s like an epidemic.

    All that “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and all these things will be added to you…”…. nah! We don’t have time for all that. In the words of the cool crowd “Who seeking epp?”

    It’s a real shame and again if the story is true, the churches and the Pastors who are involved should be exposed right quick!

  5. marlvina

    August 22, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Please they shld name this churches and put the devil to shame!!!

  6. Anne

    August 22, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    I agree that the churches should be named. There are true churches around and real prophecies because that is a gift of the Spirit so don’t let these fake people give the impression that everyone operates like them.

  7. tunmi

    August 22, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Their defense should be that they are actors.

    • Amaa

      August 23, 2016 at 3:27 pm

      Lmao I died with laughter

  8. Tee

    August 22, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    Shame on them! this is what Nigerian Christianity has now become Stage managed miracles everywhere.This is the impact of the so called Pentecostal churches springing up every nook and cranny in Nigeria.Everyone want their share of the ‘Market’ so to speak, they go to any length even using juju and all sorts of trickery. Police should have trailed them and round them up with their link men and the so called prophets and pastors while performing the ‘miracles’ with video evidence. All this nonsense parades really must stop;they constitute nuisance in our communities and are lawless. These fraudsters continue to denigrate Nigeria’s image and the black race. Notwithstanding the law that covers deception can be used to indict these fraudsters the government should make a stiffer penalty especially for the fake pastors and prophets that are springing up everywhere. The CAN leadership should step in and make pronouncement on this cancer that is eating the Nigerian Christianity, It is damaging especially the younger generations and the image of the country as well.

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