Prophet in police net for ‘defrauding’ Church members with fake prophecies in Delta


A 45-year-old self-acclaimed prophet, Bright Ossai in Asaba, Delta State is currently in police net over his serial fake prophecies, and for allegedly defrauding unsuspecting members of the public.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Muhammad Mustafa, who confirmed that the prophet was arrested following a petition submitted by some of his victims, told DAILY POST that “the police is holding the prophet based on a petition against him and his fake prophecies, including ways of defrauding members of the public. He is currently being interrogated by police detectives at the State CID handling the petition.”

It was gathered that the suspect, a member of a popular deliverance church in Asaba, had allegedly duped many unsuspecting members of the church through litany of prophecies that were not true.

The prophet in charge of the church, Prophet Godfrey Irevbude, while speaking with DAILY POST, said, “we discovered he was denting the image of our church with fake prophecies, we resolved at the board meeting to write the police, and to look into his activities. He conducts deliverance without my knowledge, many of the prophecies he gave were never true.

“I made him an official of the church, instead of doing what the bible says, he started prophesying to people. Even when my wife was pregnant, he said she will deliver a baby boy at the end, my wife delivered a baby girl, that was what I begged God for We suspected him, instead he resolved to threatening my members’ lives including those he took money from. So, we wrote the police to clean our names, he lies a lot.”

In a swift reaction, the suspect, speaking from the police station, said: “I’m very sorry, it is the devil’s work, I wanted to get rich, and be well known like other great men of God”.

Speaking further, the police boss said the suspect will be charged to court on completion of investigation.

Sources alleged that apart from his fake prophecies, the suspect is randy among female church members. It was also alleged that those who declined his love advances were confronted with frightening prophecies.


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