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C & S Pastor Arrested In Lagos Over False Travel Abroad Prophecy

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C & S Pastor Arrested In Lagos Over False Travel Abroad Prophecy

April 4, 2014 – C And S Pastor Arrested In Lagos Over False Prophecy To Church Members About Travelling Abroad

A self-proclaimed Celestial Church Prophet has been arrested in Igando Lagos.

56-year-old Alphonsus Ezie was remanded in Prison when the prophecies he made concerning his church members failed to materialize.

The self-styled prophet allegedly told his church members that he had a vision that they would travel abroad.

Ezie landed in trouble when he allegedly prophesied to members of the church during a service that he saw many of them travelling abroad for greener pastures and that they would come back home successfully. He reportedly told them that God had opened their way to Netherlands and asked them to go and obtain international passports and visas for the trip from his accomplice, Samuel.

It was learnt that more than 16 excited members believed the prophecy and went to meet Samuel in a popular hotel at Egbeda area of Lagos to pay for their travel documents, believing that God had answered their prayers. Among those who paid for the documents include:

Julius Adefisoye, N217,000;
Mathew Oyedele, N125,000;
Kinsley John, N120,000;
James Obiakpo, N240,000, who paid for himself and fiancee;
Adewumi Osisoya N70,000;
Akimbami Kunle, N50,000
and Lekan Ogundepo, N50,000.

The affected members later realized that they had been conned when they waited for many months and there were no signs they were going to travel abroad in fulfillment of Ezie’s prophecy. It was reported that when the victims confronted Ezie, they were told that Samuel had fled with their money.The members became angry and handed the prophet over to the police at Igando Division for deceiving them. The police later arrested Samuel and the two suspects were charged to court with obtaining and stealing money under false pretence

Ezie confirmed the incident but blamed Samuel for the alleged scam. The prophet insisted that Samuel betrayed him, blaming him for the prophecy not coming to pass. Ezie said he had been trying to settle the matter with the victims before they involved the police and charged him to court.

When the suspects were arraigned in court, they pleaded not guilty.The presiding magistrate, Mr P.E. Nwaka, granted them bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.They were remanded in prison custody pending when they will fulfill their bail conditions.

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8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Ogundeji Adebowale

    April 4, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    I don’t blame the prophet, I blame his mugu followers

  2. Pelumi Israel

    April 4, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    He took advantage of their witness knowing fully well dt most Nigerians dream of travelling abroad.

  3. Nkem

    April 4, 2014 at 8:13 PM

    That is what happens to people who choose to ignore the bible warning of false prophets in the time of the end. People today like hearing sweet things instead of the truth. Stop going to all this false pastors and prophets for miracles.

  4. TONYG

    April 4, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    I don’t blame the self claimed Prophet, but those mumu followers……. They were looking for miracle @ all cost and here they found themselves……. Na wetin Prophet wan chop him D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ find…#Gbam#

    • Angel Zee.

      April 5, 2014 at 6:21 AM

      TonyG, I totally agree with you there. Nigerians want free things and awuf. They were all gullible enough to believe the pastor. Why didn’t they go to the Embassy to make their visas. Anyway, thank God the long arm of the law caught up with them.

  5. Metu Nyetu

    April 5, 2014 at 12:29 AM

    Nothing peeves me more dan d way diz businessmen play ludo & draft wit d heads of their foolish followers. D worst thing dat can eva hapn 2a christian or anybdy 4dat matter is 2 hunger afta prophecies or signs & wonders rather dan d undiluted word of God. I’m not pitched against prophecies, but craving afta dem immediately enhances a christians gullibility & disposes him 2 being used by diz businesmen dat say they’r men of God. Dat’s y a pastor in Ghana–if I recall correctly–told his members dat eating grass like goats would bring dem closer 2 God, & they foolishly complied. They were just lucky dat Nebuchadnezzar did nt catch dem in d act.

  6. Angel Zee.

    April 5, 2014 at 6:21 AM

    TonyG, I totally agree with you there. Nigerians want free things and awuf. They were all gullible enough to believe the pastor. Why didn’t they go to the Embassy to make their visas. Anyway, thank God the long arm of the law caught up with them.

  7. azua gabriel

    April 7, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    Such catigory of persons deserve death

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