Fake prophet, other arrested for fraud

Two men , Ayo Jimoh and Abdulahi Jubrila , have been arrested by the police for defrauding a woman , Mrs Comfort Macaulay , of N 1 m .Jimoh was also accused of parading himself as a prophet .

It was gathered that Jimoh informed Macaulay that she was in danger and she needed to offer some money to the Holy Spirit .

It was learnt that 45 -year – old Jimoh collected N 266 , 000 and two gold wedding rings valued at N 750 , 000 from Macaulay .

Jimoh in his statement to the police confessed to the crime .

He said, “ I collected Mrs Macaulay ’ s wedding rings because I know she is rich . I sold the rings to Jubrila . ”

However , Jubrila in his statement to the police said, “ Ayo is my very good customer . He told me that the rings were his . ”

The two suspects were arraigned before Candide Johnson Magistrates ’ Courthouse , Ikorodu , Lagos , on four counts .

The charges read in part , “ That you , Ayo Jimoh , and others at large at Itumoja Street , Ikorodu , in Ikorodu Magisterial District , did conspire among yourselves to commit felony to wit ; stealing thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State , Nigeria , 2015.

“ That you, Abdulahi Jubrila , at the aforesaid magisterial district , did receive two wedding rings valued at N 750 , 000 from one Ayo Jimoh , property of Mrs Comfort Macaulay , which is reasonably suspected to have been stolen, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 328 ( a ) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State , Nigeria , 2015.
The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges .

The presiding magistrate , Mr W . B . Balogun , granted the defendants bail in the sum of N 200 , 000 .

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