A pastor, identified as Benjamin Gboyega has been remanded at Agodi Correctional Centre by an Ejioku Magistrate Court for involving in scamming activities using Ife divinatory objects to dupe unsuspecting victims.
The victims had been consulting the middle-aged pastor, seeking spiritual guidance.
He was arraigned before the Magistrate Court, Èjìòkú on Thursday, June 23, 2022, for trial, from where he was remanded in Agodi Prison while the matter has been adjourned to Thursday, July 14, 2022.
Meanwhile, a statement released by the Assistant Publicity Secretary, Ìṣẹ̀ṣe Welfare Association, Babátúndé Adéifá Adégòkè on June 25, 2022, revealed that Pastor Benjamin who resides at Technical 1 road Ejioku, pastors at Saint Paul Anglican Church located at Ọlọ́ṣundé, Lágelú Local Government area, Ibadan, Oyo State.
It was gathered that Babalawos in the area had noticed his criminal activities and set him up with two persons disguised as clients, needing spiritual assistance.
“On getting there, he prayed for them and afterwards took them inside to consult for them using Ọ̀pẹ̀lẹ̀ Ifá and Ifá book titled 'Ìwé Mímọ́ Ifá: Ẹ̀sìn Àkọ́dá Olódùmarè' written by Chief Ifalere Odegbola, the Àràbà of Ìbàdànland to give them messages”, a diviner said.
Caught red-handed, Gboyega was reported to the police at Ìyànà Offa, Lágelú Local Government area and he was arrested on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.