A suspected fake Prophet, Tunde Keshinro, 49 has been arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate Court for allegedly luring a house maid, Onyinyechi Abraham 26, to steal the ATM card belonging to her employer, Ruth Ihenacho for him which he allegedly used to withdraw the sum of N1,550,000 from her account.
A police source alleged that trouble stated for the prophet, a resident of 11, Oseni Close, Ijora Badia, Lagos on 5 November, 2018 when the complainant received an alert of N1,550,000 withdrawal from her account and confronted her maid whom she normally send to the bank with the ATM Card, to withdraw money for her.
Her maid was alleged to have told her madam that she did not withdrew any money from her account with her ATM card, but that she gave her ATM card to a man who claimed to be a prophet at Tejuosho market, Yaba, Lagos and told her that he saw a vision for her that if she was able to steal her employer’s ATM card for him to pray for it, her way would open for progress and that she would become a rich person.
Following the alleged revelation by the maid, the complainant reported the matter to the Divisional Police Officer, DPO in charge of Ajah Division, Ajah, Lagos who directed his men to fish out the said prophet and they arrested him at a hideout in Lagos through tracking.
After investigation, Keshinro and Abraham were charged before the Igbosere Magistrate Court, Lagos on a two count charge of conspiracy and stealing.
Police counsel, Cyviacus Osuji told the court in charge No. N/65/2018, that Keshinro was a fake prophet and fraudster and that he deceived the maid to steal her employer’s ATM card for him to steal the N1,550,000 from the complainants account.
Osuji said that the offences committed were punishable under section 411 and 287 of the criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.
The accused persons, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges in the open court and Magistrate, M.O. Ope Agbe granted them bail in the sum of N200,000 each with one surety each in like sum.
Agbe adjourned the case till 28 November, 2018 for mention and ordered that the defendants be kept at the Ikoyi, and Kirikiri prison, Lagos till they perfected the bail conditions.