A 27-year-old prophet, identified as Mbonu Michael, has been arrested for killing one of his members, Princewill Ezeji, in Imo State.
It was gathered that Ezeji had bought a new car and gone to the prophet to bless the car for him, but he disappeared and his remains were discovered weeks later.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Orlando Ikeokwu, “on the 6/09/2019 at about 11:00hrs, one Emeka Ezeji reported to the Command about the disappearance of his brother, one Princewill Ezeji.
He said that the deceased, a graduate of philosophy, bought a Camry car and went to show same to his prophet, Mbonu Micheal, and since then nothing was heard of him.”
Ikeokwu said the prophet, upon arrest, led operatives to the bush were they recovered the remains of Princewill, the car, phone and SIM card, bible and charms.
Four other people were arrested in connection with the incident. They are, Kingsley Udemba, 24, Nwogu Anslem 59, Blessing Michael, 25, and Chidinma Godwin, 27.
“While the victim was missing, one Kingsley Udemba, a close friend, showed up and claimed that Princewill was missing because he defrauded him.
The parents of the missing person had to raise N960,000 and paid Kingsley, yet the boy was not released.
Upon investigation and thorough digital analysis, Kingsley collected the ransom as agreed, but he had no knowledge of the victim’s whereabouts.
The prophet, who is a family friend and was following the parents to look for Princewill, was indicted. On interrogation, he confessed to the crime,” Ikeokwu added.