The police on Friday arraigned a prophet, Vincent Adewunmi, in an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos for allegedly defrauding one Apostle Austin Okeke of N6.35 million.
Adewunmi, 36, of no fixed address, is charged with two counts of conspiracy and obtaining by false pretense.
The prosecutor, Sgt. John Iberedem, told the court that the accused committed the offense between the months of May and August 2018 at Ori-Okuta, Owutu in Ikorodu.
He said that the accused, a prophet of a particular church, fraudulently obtained the money from the complainant, with a promise to secure an Australian visa for about 12 members of his Church.
Iberedem said that the offense contravened the provisions of section 411 and 314 of criminal laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2015. (Revised)
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him.