One Emmanuel Mokogwu, a pastor in Onicha-Olona, Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State, has been arrested for allegedly extorting the sum of N350,000 from a woman who he claimed was about to die.
The pastor was said to have visited the victim, Theresa Okolie, at her home and told her he saw a vision where the spirit of untimely death was hovering around her.
The clergyman claimed he was ordained at the Winners’ Chapel four years ago.
According to Okolie, the clergyman fraudulently collected N350, 000 from her, claiming that he wants to use it cleanse her home of demonic spirit and also pray against the spirit of death.
“I think the pastor used a charm on me because immediately he told me that my house was covered in darkness and harboured the spirit of untimely death, I started running about to gather money for him.
She said the N350,000 she gave him was the money she kept for her farm, adding that in the process of borrowing the balance from a friend, the police were alerted.