Lagos Police Command have confirmed the arrest of four self-acclaimed pastors alleged of conducting fake miracles and prophecies within Lekki and Epe.
The suspects were arrested around 5am on November 30 after their vigil by detectives from the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) who monitored activities of one Pastor Ikpom David alleged to have procured fake testimonies from hired members for his church Wonders Assembly Ministry located opposite Lagos Business School, Ajah.
According to report the pastor hired a woman Rukayat Folawewo who pretended to have received miraculous healing from car accident after the pastor prayed for her and another woman Bunmi Joshua alleged to have testified that her speech and hearing impaired child was also healed by another pastor, Favour Elijah Chimobi.
Chimobi, the founder of Elijah Ministry at 9, Igirita street Port Harcourt, worked in cohorts with David to allegedly fleeced unsuspecting members of the public of their money and other valuables through their dubious practices.
Sources at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department disclosed to newsmen that testimonies by the women were investigated and found to be fabricated and all suspects were moved to the department for further investigation.
Police Commissioner Hakeem Odumosu confirmed the arrest, he, however, assured residents that the suspects would be charged to court once investigation was concluded.