Nigeria: Fake Prophet, Doctor Arraigned for Alleged N2.4million Fraud
London, Dec. 18, 2018 (AltAfrica)-A fake Prophet, Kingsley Ifeanyi Eluma (aka Doctor Eluma), who is the Managing Director of EEAL Global Links Nigeria Limited was on Monday arraigned before Justice A.M. Liman of the Federal High Court Enugu, Enugu State by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,
The prophet was arraigned on a two-count charge bordering on obtaining the sum of N2, 452,500 (Two Million, Four Hundred and Fifty Two Thousand, Five Hundred Naira) under under false pretence.
He however pleaded “not guilty” to the charges when they were read to him.
According to EFCC spokesperson, Tony Orilade, Eluma, who had for many years paraded himself as a Phd holder and a prophet was said to have sometimes on March 23, 2018, presented himself to the petitioner in the case as a Director at the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, capable of securing a job for him at Federal Civil Service Commission, FCSC.
Eluma was also said to have obtained several funds with a promise to secure visa to Dubai and USA for the petitioner’s relatives as well as to import a fairly used Toyota Camry from USA for him.
At the court on Monday after his plea was taken, the defence counsel E.O. Isiwu prayed the court for permission to move his application for bail which was opposed by the prosecuting counsel, Innocent Mbachie, who argued that “he might jump bail”.
The presiding judge, however, decided otherwise and granted the defendant bail in the following terms: One surety and the sum of N2, 000,000 (Two Million Naira) in like some.
“The surety shall have a landed property within the jurisdiction of Federal High Court Enugu,” the judge held.
Justice Liman, while adjourning to February 13, 2019 ordered the defendant to be remanded in prison custody pending the perfection of his bail terms.