The Lagos State police command has arrested one prophetess Jumoke Mutairu alongside her accomplice, Uzoma Johnson, for posing as police officers and extorting money from the public.
The 45-year-old prophetess while being paraded alongside her accomplice told newsmen that they were not posing as police officers but as security agent in order to create awareness for people on issues relating to crime.
She further disclosed that they were employed by a supposed Man-of-God, the founder of Chosen Ministry Church, Johnson O. Oni.
She also said that she had been in the business for 15 years after she had been trained for 6months by their leader,Oni, who also provided them with the police uniform they wear.
She said, “I have been in this business for 15 years, we don’t collect salary, we only get commission on the material we sell. We sell an outline which goes for N1,200 and my commission is N300 on each one.”
Her accomplice, Johnson on his part claimed to have worked with the group for just three weeks before they were arrested.
He said, “I have only worked with the group for three weeks. We go around in police uniforms as security personnel, creating security alert and selling their outline.”
Imohimi Edgal, the Lagos State Police Commissioner, while speaking on the matter disclosed that when the suspects were arrested they were wearing black T-shirt with Police crest and logo and black berets with police insignia.
The police boss lamented that the name of the Nigerian Police Force have been dented due to incidents such as this, adding that the arrest of the suspects was a breakthrough that will help put an end to stories of amateurish acts in the police force.
He further disclosed that the police were trailing the alleged leader who is currently on the run.