This Is What Fake Pastor Did That Led To His Arrest
A fake pastor identified as Umeokeke Cyprian Uche has been arrested by the Enugu state police for duping people through an orphanage homethat never existed.
According to Leadership, the command’s public relations officer, Ebere Amaraizu said that the suspect defrauded people through social media, facebook by posing as a Reverend Uche Philips who was based in Maiduguri and asking his unsuspecting victims to pay money into a bank account he opened as he usually specify in his message that material gifts are not welcomed due to insurgency there.
Amaraizu stated that the suspect told his victims that he was Reverend Uche Philips, asking them to pay money into a bank account he opened.
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Amaraizu said: “According to the suspect, Umeokeke Cyprian Uche who claimed that he hailed from Aku Village, Ezinifite Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State and who claimed also to be 24years and a 600 level student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka in the Department of Physics and Industrial Physics, the nefarious act was perpetrated by him through the use of his facebook page to create or open up another page with the name, Reverend Uche Phillips and with a reverend father picture to convince his would- be- victims and post prayers in the page and people will start commenting and following and through the comments, he will now inform those that commented and were following him that his ministry has an orphanage home at Maiduguri and that they are kindly requested to support the orphanage home with money and not materials because of the security situation there.”
The Command’s public relations officer, said the suspect also revealed that he started the illicit act in the month of January 2014 but has not made so much money but was expecting large sums from his ‘captured’ victim before luck ran against him and he fell into the waiting hands of the operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (S.A.R.S) of the Enugu State command of the Nigeria Police who have been tailing him.
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