A Nigerian prophet, Michael Mbonu, has been arrested by the police in Imo State for allegedly killing one Princewill Ezeji.
The pastor was apprehended by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Imo State Police Command.
According to reports, Ezeji had bought a new car and gone to the prophet to bless the car for him, but he disappeared and his remains were only discovered weeks later.
Mbonu was arrested after Emeka Ezeji, brother to the deceased filed a missing person complaint to the police who took up the matter immediately.
The state Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Ladodo, disclosed that the arrest of the suspect was as a result of digital analysis led by the SARS commander, Godfrey Victor.
“SARS operatives led by the commander, Godfrey Victor, swung into action on receipt of a complaint of a missing person," Ladodo said.
“Five persons were subsequently arrested. They are, Mbonu Michael, a 27-Year-old prophet, Kingsley Udemba, 24, Nwogu Anslem 59, Blessing Michael, 25, and Chidinma Godwin, 27.
“It is important to note that on August 3, the deceased, Princewill Eleji, a graduate of Philosophy bought a Lexus vehicle and went to see his Prophet, Michael Mbonu.
“From that date, the victim was nowhere to be seen. While that was going on, one Kingsley Udemba, a close friend showed up and claimed that because the victim defrauded him was the reason he was missing.
“The parents of the missing person had to raise N960,000 and paid Kinsley Udemba, yet the boy was not released. Upon investigation, and thorough digital analysis, though Kingsley collected the ransom as agreed but had no knowledge about the victim’s whereabouts.
“The prophet, a family friend who was following the parents to look for Princewill was indicted. On interrogation, he confessed to the crime. He took operatives to see the decomposing corpse of the victim. The victim’s car, telephone and sim card were recovered. Charms, a Bible were also recovered.”