In Dopemu area of Lagos state, an Ibadan woman Biola Simon has been arrested on Thursday, November 10, by the Lagos state police for allegedly defrauding bank customers after giving then fake prophecies.
Abiayamo.com disclosed that, while the suspect was arrested, it was learnt that other suspected accomplices fled. They gathered that a sum of N150,000 which the woman had allegedly swindled out from her victim, was recovered by the policemen after the arrest.
An eyewitness, Rafiu Jimoh also revealed that the policemen have returned the money to the victim adding that, the woman is also seen dressed responsibly but usually begs from targeted customers coming out of the bank.
Jimoh revealed that: “The woman dressed responsibly, but she usually begged targeted customers coming out of the bank to direct her to an address. She is believed to use magical powers, as she will thereafter start giving revelations about her victim, luring the person to go for prayers with her. While the purported prayer is going on by the syndicate, the contents of the victim’s bag or purse will be replaced with papers covered with a few real notes. They will thereafter disappear with the money. The woman was arrested on Thursday by a police patrol team, but the three others escaped in a car. The stolen N150,000 was recovered and returned to the victim.”
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A police officer disclosed that: “In her statement, she confessed that the syndicate’s mode of operation was to lurk around bank premises, while her role was to accost a bank customer suspected to be with money. 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to take the victim to a nearby place where the three other accomplices were waiting and they would replace the money withdrawn by the victim with disposable papers, covered with a few naira notes.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.”
Please we only know of this woman but we do not know how many other people are out there giving all sorts of fake prophecies!