Recent news have it that a prophet in Edo State allegedly defrauded a member of his Lexus ES350 on the grounds of a fake prophecy.
This false prophet, by the name Benson Nosakhare of Power Ground Chapel incorporated, has been detained by the Edo State Police in Benin City. Information about his fraudulent activities was brought to the police after one of the victims, Mr. Osamudiamen Thompson, reported that he was hypnotized by this prophet and swindled out of his car.
Benson Nosakhare was apprehended by the Police on the 5th of May. The statement by the Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, read :
“The operatives of Edo State Police Command on 03/05/2022 arrested a fraudster masquerading as prophet Benson Nosakhare ‘M’ who prey on gullible members of the public through the use of false prophecy and divine pronouncements.“
“One of his victims, Mr. Osamudiamen Thompson, ‘M’ of Osemwenkhae Street, Ikpoba Hill, Benin City in a petition addressed to the Commissioner of Police Edo State, complained that he was hypnotized by prophet Benson Nosakhare ‘M’ of Power Ground Chapel Incorporated situated at No. 3 Uwa street off 2nd East Circular Road, Benin City.“
“According to the Victim, the prophet claimed he saw him in a vision where he had an accident with his Lexus ES 350 car. He said the prophet told him that for him to avert the accident he should use the car to sow seed to the Lord which he did in his church.“
“He further stated that after he came back to his senses, he noticed that the prophet had already changed the colour of the car from gold to black and was already using it.“
“The suspect has confessed to the crime and will be charged in court accordingly. The following cars were recovered during a search of his apartment in Benin city.“
“A Lexus ES 350 car and Lexus RX 350 jeep were obtained from Odigie Godspower using the same fake prophetic pronouncements”
The Commissioner went on to applaud the Operatives for the apprehension of Benson Nosakhare and urged civilians to be careful not to fall into the hands of false prophets offering fake divine pronouncements.