One suspected fake prophet, Steven Maduabuchi from Afaraukwu Umuahia yesterday evening ran into trouble when some youths from Umuika Okwu Olokoro caught him while trying to bury an object alleged to be charm within the village square. The suspect who claim to be thirty years old said that he sells necklaces at Lagos and explained when asked, that his motive was to organize an outreach in the Olokoro village next week.
The said Steven Maduabuchi disclosed to Vision Africa Radio correspondent, Felix Obani that the secret behind the act was to proclaim fake prophesy in order to attract firm to his ministry. When questioned further, the suspected fake evangelist revealed that he was sent by his leader that resides in Aba called Chibuike John who was busy calling him on phone to ascertain if he has succeeded in burying the charms.
The items recovered from him include one small empty coffin made with plywood, tied red mud pot, old snail shell tied with white wrapper, black rope including sea shell (eze-ego). However Steven Maduabuchi said that he learnt the fake prophesy work from his leader in Aba and the one in Lagos and confessed that the charms are harmless. Investigations revealed that he had successfully buried two charms before he was caught.
Meanwhile the leaders of Umuika Okwu Olokoro including Senator Chris Adighije, Chief Alozie Ukaegbu among others pardoned the fake prophet and forced him to destroy the charm before them with serious warning for him to desist from such unholy attitude. They commended the youths for not taking laws into their hands and advised the young man to embrace God and also look for a genuine job rather that deceiving people and misrepresenting God.