A fake Hindu priest recognized as Raphael Ekechi, has been captured by agents of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team in Ogun State for cheating a recycled garments merchant, Emmanuel Ekpe, of N167,000.
The 36-year-old merchant had moved toward the performer for a business blast, however was given a substance which never worked. Ekechi was found to Alagbado zone of Lagos State, after the case was accounted for at the IRT office in Abeokuta on July 8, 2019.
The 50-year-old phony mystical performer when marched before newsmen, said he went into misrepresentation after his gadgets business fizzled. He said;
“I am from Izza in Ebonyi State and I have four youngsters. At some point, I headed out to Accra, Ghana, to purchase products worth N3m and Customs agents held onto them. I wound up disappointed and couldn’t discover any way to get cash to proceed with my business.
“I discovered that a few Nigerians are edgy to get rich rapidly and I chose to think carefully to get what I need. I misled my customers that I had control and that I taken in magical science from India.
“I charged N7,700 for meeting structure and N1m for an individual who needs to win an agreement. The man (Ekpe) needed to support his business. I charged him N167,000 yet he originally saved N57,000 and guaranteed to pay the parity in a month’s time.
“I disclosed to him that he should pay completely for the things I offered him to work. He returned to my ‘office’ and whined that what I accomplished for him didn’t work. I instructed him to quit whining so the divine beings would not be irate with him. I didn’t realize he would answer to the police.”
All alone part, the distressed broker said he looked for Ekechi’s mystical capacity to spare his slamming business.
“I am hitched with three kids and I bargain in recycled garments. I began from Katankowa Market, Abule-Egba, Lagos, before I moved to Kuto Market in Abeokuta. My business disintegrated and I was frantically searching for what to do to restore it.
“I attempted to verify an advance from numerous spots however I didn’t succeed. I saw his (Ekechi’s) notice around Abule Egba region of Lagos and read that he had the ability to help business.
“I called him on the telephone and he guided me to take a motorbike to Kola transport stop. He took me to his sanctuary at Alagbado and gave me a counsel structure which I filled. I revealed to him that I needed to resuscitate my business.
“I paid N18,000 for a ring he gave me. He said I ought to complete a penance for it to work and he requested that I pay N120,000 however I saved N80,000. He additionally approached me to pay N18,000 for ‘profound assessment,’ and N35,000 for another penance.
“I came back to reveal to him that I didn’t get results for what I paid for and requested that he discount my cash. He can’t and began to undermine my life. He discounted N53,000.”