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Lagos prophet arraigned for allegedly defrauding woman of N2.5m car

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A self-styled prophet, Chiweike Michael, has been arraigned in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defrauding a woman of a car valued at N2.5million.

According to NAN, the prosecutor, Sgt. Godwin Awase, mentioned that Michael dedicated the alleged offence on July 25 at Iba, Lagos. He mentioned that the accused fraudulently obtained the car belonging to Mrs Stella Osubor.  “The accused collected the complainant’s car under the pretext of delivering her from death.”

Awase mentioned that the complainant approached the accused for prayers; the accused informed her that God revealed to him that she ought to sow seed along with her car to avert dying.

“The complainant, who was launched to the accused by a good friend, gave N55,000 money and her car price N2.5million with the paperwork to the accused as requested by him. It was when the accused ran away to Anambra with the car that it turned clear the complainant was charmed and duped.

“Efforts made to retrieve her car proved unsuccessful. The case was reported and the accused was traced to Anambra and arrested,” the prosecutor mentioned, including that the offences contravened Sections 287 and 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The 28-year-old prophet, nonetheless, denied committing the offences. The Magistrate, Mrs F.F. George, granted bail to him within the sum of N250,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case till October 9 for point out.

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