Celestial Church Prophetess arrested over alleged serial financial scam

A Prophetess of Celestial church of Christ, (CCC), Oluwakemi Sotonode  has been arrested by Ogun State police Command for obtaining money running to millions of naira from many people under false pretence

Penpushing reports that, Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known in a statement on Wednesday, adding that the suspect had been on the wanted list for sometime.

The police spokesman said the  self styled prophetess of Marvelous model parish, Obada-Oko has  was arrested following petition against her by  one Idris Ilyas on the 11th of November 2019 in which he reported that the suspect contacted him to supply Kaolin stone to a company, and when he did, the suspect went to the company, received the sum of N1.2million on his behalf and converted it to her own use.

Penpushing further reports that, Oyeyemi  said the suspect popularly called Marvelous also on the 30th of September 2020,  collected the sum of N200,000 from one Olabangboye Olalekan under the pretence that she will sell a plot of land for him at Obada-oko area of the State, but disappeared after collecting the money.

The police said, likewise in April this year, the same suspect contacted one Kehinde Ojekunle  to supply Kaolin worth of N300,000 to a company and she went behind her, collected the money on her behalf and converted it to her own use,while in March 2020, she obtained the sum of N670,000 from one Gbolagade Damilola under the pretence of supplying her 40 bags of rice but she ran away since then.

Penpushing also reports that Oyeyemi said on the strength of these complaints, the Commissioner of police, Edward Ajogun directed the officer in charge of the Public Complaint Bureau to ensure the arrest of the so called prophetess.

The police image maker  said the team embarked on an intelligence based investigation which yielded positive results on Tuesday 6th of October 2020 when she was apprehended in her hideout, adding that on interrogation, she admitted collecting all the money stated above but she has not been able to give any reasonable account of it all.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police,  Edward Ajogun has ordered a thorough investigation of the suspect and that she should be prosecuted accordingly


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