On Wednesday, August 10, the Lagos state police command paraded a fake Prophet who was reported to have kidnapped a 16-year-old female Muslim.
The 26-year-old suspect by the name David Ifunaya was said to be a Prophet at Immaculate Ministry in Satellite Town area of Lagos state. Ifunaya confessed he really kidnapped the teenager.
While speaking on his role in the crime, the fake Man-of-God said he abducted the girl to free the victim’s family from a spell cast on them. Fatai Owoseni, the police commissioner in Lagos state paraded Ifunaya in the presence of journalists at the command headquarters. Owoseni stated that the suspect kidnapped the teenage girl for three weeks after the victim told him that her father was a herbalist.
The Lagos police boss stated, “Throughout her stay in his place, neither did he nor his victim call her parents, who were searching everywhere for her. She was later traced to the suspect’s home in Satellite area of Lagos, following which her parents reported the case to police.”
While narrating what happened, the pastor at Immaculate Ministry claimed he did what he did to cast out a spell from the 16-year-old girl.
The suspect who spoke to journalists said, “I met the girl earlier this year and ministered to her. I told her that her family was under a spell and later gave her a handbill, which she rejected saying that her aunt would be angry with her for collecting a Christian handbill, since they are Muslims.
“She, however, requested for my number which I gave to her. Since then, she calls me for prayers and counselling. I even prayed for her and she passed her JAMB exams. When she called and told me she was coming to my house without the knowledge of her parents, I refused but later agreed because she kept pleading that she needed spiritual help. She also lamented that nothing was going on well for her and her family and attributed it to the spell in her family. “She said she was convinced I am a man of God because since I prayed for her, things have been going on well with her”, he continued.
While the girl revealed what transpired, she said she was deceived by the precise prophesy Ifunaya gave, concerning she and her family, adding that she was on her way to her uncle’s house on Sunday, July 31, just to discover she was mysteriously at Ifunaya’s home, where she stayed for eight days.
The unnamed female Muslim said, “While in his house, he introduced me to his pastor as his sister. I slept in his bedroom and he never made any advances on me.”
Owoseni added that investigation had commenced into the case.