Friday, 11 November 2016

How woman gave fake prophesies and defrauded bank customers

Biola Simon, a supposedly fake prophet has been arrested by the police in Lagos State.
She is alleged to have defrauded bank customers after giving them fake prophecies in the Dopemu area.

Punch learnt that Simon, who came from Ibadan, Oyo State, was arrested on Thursday by the Dopemu Police Division, after one of her victims reported her to the police. Other suspected accomplice fled after she was arrested. Recovered from her by the police  was N150,000 she swindled from her victim.

According to sources she is a member of a four member syndicate specialising in defrauding unsuspecting bank customer in the area through fake prophecies.

“The suspect explained that she would pretend that she was new in Lagos and asked for direction from the victim. Simon would subsequently make shocking spiritual revelations about her victim, after which she would advise that a special prayer must be offered for the victim.

“The next move was to take the victim to a nearby place where the three other accomplices were waiting and they would replace the money withdrawn by the victim with disposable papers, covered with a few naira notes.
“A man who the suspect tried to swindle on Thursday of N150,000 raised the alarm, and a police patrol team in the area apprehended Simon.”

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed Simon’s arrest. While the Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, has directed that the suspect be charged to court.


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