Police arrest ‘fake pastors’ conducting alleged phoney miracles in Lagos
- Some alleged fake pastors have been apprehended in Nigeria's commercial city of Lagos
- The pastors were accused of conducting fake miracles and prophecies
- They were apprehended by detectives from the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department
Operatives of the Lagos police command say they have arrested four self-acclaimed pastors alleged to be conducting fake miracles and prophecies within Lekki and Epe areas of the state.
The Nation reports that the suspects were arrested around on Monday, November 30 after their vigil.
They were apprehended by detectives from the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department who monitored their activities for a while.
Among those arrested was one Pastor Ikpom David, who was alleged to have procured fake testimonies from hired members for his church.
The church, Wonders Assembly ministry is located opposite Lagos Business School in Ajah.
It was gathered that the pastor hired a woman Rukayat Folawewo who pretended to have received miraculous healing from car accident after the pastor prayed for her and another woman Bunmi Joshua alleged to have testified that her speech and hearing impaired child was also healed by another pastor, Favour Elijah Chimobi.
Chimobi, the founder of Elijah Ministry at 9, Igirita street Port Harcourt, worked in cohorts with David to allegedly fleeced unsuspecting members of the public of their money and other valuables through their dubious practices.
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Sources at the SCIID said that testimonies by the women were investigated and found to be false and all suspects were moved to the department for further investigation.
Recently, a Nigerian woman was exposed for using her health challenge to rake in some cool amount of cash for herself.
The woman, who is said to be suffering from a medical condition identified as Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS), is able to contract her arm as she pleases, due to a genetic connective tissue disorder that comes with symptoms such as loose joints, stretchy skin and abnormal scar formation.
However, rather than let the condition control her, the woman got busy with some Nigerian pastors and aided their deceptive miracle schemes for a fee.
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