A cleric identified as Babatunde Samuel who specializes in giving false prophecies has been arrested by the operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for defrauding a woman to the tune N500,000 and allegedly engaging her in ‘sex deliverance’.
According to reports, the suspect took the victim for the sex deliverance at Jofolo Street in Iyana Ipaja, Abule-Oke, Lagos Mainland, where Police officers from Area ‘M’ Command, Idimu, busted the plan and arrested Samuel.
Samuel, who was into selling film CDs before he became a cleric, told the Police that he gave the victim a fake prophecy that put fear into her.
According to the victim, Samuel met her and informed her that she will soon die and needed deliverance to cast out the spirit of death from her life.
It was gathered that Samuel told the victim things related to her and her family and she asked for the solution to avert the looming calamities.
According to the Police, the suspect subsequently took the victim to the place where he gave her the conditions, which involved paying the said amount of money, buying a goat, and sexual intercourse with him. He allegedly told her the act will continue for one month before she will be totally delivered.
It was learnt that the victim collected money from her sister to buy the necessary items and fulfil other requests, including engaging in the ‘sexual deliverance’.
Trouble started after Samuel continued to make more of monetary and sexual demands from her, making the victim confide in her sister about her travails in the hands of Samuel, the Police said.
The case was reported then to the Police before the victim was trailed and arrested by the security operatives at Area M Command, Idimu, Lagos Mainland.
Police sources said during interrogation, Samuel admitted that he gave the victim a false prophecy to obtain money from her and slept with her.
He was then charged before Ejigbo Magistrate’s Court for the alleged offences, but pleaded not guilty.
The presiding magistrate, Mrs J. O. E. Adeyemi Ajayi, granted Samuel N100,000 bail with two sureties in like sum. The court also ordered that the sureties must deposit another N100,000 into Court Registrar’s account.
The prosecutor, Superintendent Kenneth Asibor, did not object to his bail condition. Samuel was remanded in prison custody, pending when he will perfect his bail condition, and the matter was adjourned till March 26, 2018.