The Police on Friday arraigned a prophet, Vincent Adewunmi, before a Magistrates’ Court in Ikorodu, Lagos for allegedly defrauding one Apostle Austin Okeke of N6.35 million.
The prophet, 36, of no fixed address, is charged with two counts of conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence.
The prosecutor, Sergeant John Iberedem, told the court that the accused committed the offence between May and August 2018 at Ori-Okuta, Owutu in Ikorodu.
He said 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 offence 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.
Chief Magistrate F.A. Azeez admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N2 million with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case until December 20 for mention.