Fake Evangelist Nabbed For Fraud


Policemen from the Onikan Police Command in Lagos have arrested a fake evangelist  simply identified as Mike who along with two of his accomplices attempted to dupe a  woman of N300,000.

According to P.M.NEWS investigation, the three suspects posed as evangelists from  the Republic of Benin and met their victim at IBM Bus Stop, near the Bar Beach on  Victory Island, Lagos.

It was learnt that the suspects approached the woman to assist them locate a street  after claiming that they were evangelists who came to one St. Leo Cathedral on Toyin  Street, Ikeja, Lagos for a crusade.

Sources said the three fake evangelists told the woman from the Eastern part of  Nigeria that she had no problem but she would bear three female children and no male  child.

They tricked her to pay them N300,000 for a prayer to bring her an all round  success. The victim, it was learnt, rode with them in their Toyota Camry car marked  AS 05 BWR to a first generation bank in Keffi Street, Off Awolowo Way, Ikoyi, Lagos.

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Luck ran out on them when the woman disclosed her plan to withdraw N300,000 for the  fraudsters to a cashier in the bank. The cashier, investigations revealed, raised an  alarm telling the woman that she was about to be duped.

P.M.NEWS further learnt that as people moved towards the trio, two of them ran away.  But their supposed leader inside the car was blocked by a police patrol team.

The police arrested Mike while his accomplices escaped. Mike was later detained at  the Onikan Police Command and transferred to the Lagos State Police Command  headquarters, Ikeja.

—Paul Iyoghojie

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