The Delta State Police Command has arrested a pastor in Onicha-Olona, Aniocha North Local Government Area of the state, for allegedly extorting the sum of N550,000 from a woman.
The pastor, whose name is Emmanuel Mokogwu, claimed to have been ordained at the Winners’ Chapel four years ago.
It was learnt that he visited one Miss Theresa Okolie and prophesied that death was lurking around her.
The 33-year-old pastor allegedly collected N550,000 from the victim to cleanse the house of demonic spirits.
The victim said, “I think the pastor used a charm on me because immediately he told me that my house was covered in darkness and harboured the spirit of untimely death, I started running about to gather money for him.
“I gave him N350,000 that I kept for my farm and in the process of borrowing the balance from a friend, the police were alerted.”
But when contacted, the police spokesperson in the state, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, said she had yet to get the details of the incident from the Olana Divisional Police Officer as of the time of filing this report.
“I can’t reach the Olana DPO yet, I will get back to you after getting the details of the incident from him,” she said.