The Enugu State Police Command has nabbed a suspected fake prophecy syndicate that specialises in working with owners of churches to confirm prophecies in order to win more members for such churches.
A statement signed by the command’s spokesman, Ebere Amaraizu, in Enugu, yesterday, said 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, Enugu.
He noted that the syndicate, who were nabbed on August 19 and 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 the syndicate was nabbed on their way to a church in Abakaliki and in Enugu to join in the fake prophecy deal.
“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 the police team observed that Ejike and Joy were up to a nefarious act and on further interrogation they revealed their mission.
The spokesperson said, “the other group billed for Abakiliki church prophecy were trailed and nabbed at P&T bus stop while waiting for a bus to Abakaliki’’.
Mr. Amaraizu said 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.