Operatives of Ogun Police Command say they have arrested a prophetess of a white garment church, Oluwakemi Sotonode, for allegedly obtaining money running to millions of naira from four people under false pretence.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the woman also known as Marvelous had been on the wanted list of the command for some time.
He said the self- styled prophetess who headed a parish of the church at Obada-Oko in Abeokuta was arrested following a petition received by the command from one Idris Ilyas on the 11th of November 2019.
Oyeyemi said the complainant had reported that the suspect contacted him to supply Kaolin stone to a company, and when he did, the suspect went to the company, and got payment of N1.2m on his behalf and converted it to her own use.
Oyeyemi added concerning the suspect, “Also, on the 30th of September 2020, the same prophetess collected the sum of N200,000 from one Olabangboye Olalekan under the pretence that she will sell a plot of land for him at Obada-Oko area of the state, but disappeared after collecting the money.
“Likewise in April this year, the same suspect contacted one Kehinde Ojekunle to supply Kaolin worth of N300,000 to a company and she went behind her, collected the money on her behalf and converted it to her own use.
“In March 2020, the same suspect obtained the sum of N670,000 from one Gbolagade Damilola under the pretence of supplying her 40 bags of rice but she ran away since then.”
Oyeyemi explained that it was on the strength of these complaints, the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun directed the officer in charge of the Public Complaint Bureau to ensure the arrest of the prophetess.
He said the team embarked on an intelligence- based investigation which yielded positive results on Tuesday 6th of October 2020 when she was apprehended in her hideout.
On interrogation, Oyeyemi added that the suspect admitted collecting all the money stated above but she unable to give any reasonable account of it all.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police has ordered a thorough investigation of the suspect and that she should be prosecuted accordingly