Police operatives in Edo State have arrested one self-acclaimed Prophet Benson Nosakhare for allegedly defrauding members of the public.
The prophet was arrested after one of his victims, Mr. Osamudiamen Thompson petitioned the Commissioner of Police, Edo State.
Thompson alleged that he was hypnotised and his car collected by the suspect.
The Command’s spokesperson, SP Kontongs Bello, in a statement on Thursday, May 5, said the victim had complained that he was hypnotised by the suspect, who collected his car.
A statement was released by Edo police spokesperson, SP Bello Kontongs on Thursday, May 5, 2022.
“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 color of the car from gold to black and was already using it.
The suspect had 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.”
While commending the operatives for their prompt response, the commissioner of Police Edo State Command, Abutu Yaro, warned people to beware of fake prophets and prophecies designed to insinuate fear in the minds of the public to obtain money, goods, and personal items.