Two men who allegedly have been masquerading as seers and deliverance ministers to defraud unsuspecting members of the public have been arrested by men of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Adeniji Adele, Lagos.
Sunday Omogbehin and Olawale Adeniyi, allegedly swindled one of their victims to the tune of N6 million, which they claimed would be used to conduct deliverance on him.
It was learnt that the suspects held a prayer session with their victim, one Ojomo in Aguda area of Lagos, last year, in the course of which they attributed his inability to travel out of the country to some spiritual constraints. One of the victim’s problem was a smelly mouth; the suspects then demanded the sum of N6m which they claimed would be used to offer prayers that would cleanse his (victim) mouth odour.
The money was supposed to be used to proffer solution to all his problems as they also reportedly assured the victim that after the deliverance session, the obstacle militating against his travelling outside the country would be broken.
Ojomo, who wanted a Canadian visa at all cost, was an easy prey, and so he fell into the trap. But trouble started after he reportedly paid N6 million instalmentally without getting results.
Police say the suspects were arrested following complaint by the victim, who claimed he was hypnotized.
The case was charged to Igbosere Magistrate Court on a two-count charge of felony, obtaining money by false pretense and stealing. The suspects were subsequently remanded in prison custody over their inability to meet up with the bail condition of payment of N250,000 each and two sureties in like some.