Police arrest ‘prophet’ for man’s death


LAGOS — A self-acclaimed Man of  God, was weekend, arrested in connection with the alleged death of a motorcyclist in the Bariga area of Lagos.

The deceased identified as Sule Ade reportedly left the suspect’s apartment on Ajenifuja Street, Bariga, about 8 p.m. on Saturday, but started bleeding as he was about mounting his motorbike. He was said to have fell and died on the spot.

Reports, however, said no one could say what his mission was at the home of the suspect, popularly called prophet.

While some claimed he went there for prayers over an unknown ailment, others said he went there for a session of deliverance prayers.

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Spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, Ngozi Braide, confirmed the incident, stating that the suspect, identified as ‘Prophet’ John Jegun, had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation.

She said:  ”Ade visited the ‘prophet’ about 6.30 p.m.  on Saturday and left after two hours. His widow reported the case the following day at  the Bariga Police Division, and the ‘prophet’ was apprehended.”

She did not give further details, but said investigation was on.

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