A Middle-aged Woman, Barine Joseph was detained by rivers state police command for alleged extortion of Bidere community people.
Barina is detained and under further interrogation at state criminal investigation department.
The prophetess, Barine Joseph is accused of defaming one Lesi Moal the leader of the community with one of her prophesies during a church programme. It was learnt that Lesi Moal filed a complain to the state police which obviously led to the arrest of the prohetess after investigation.
Moal later claimed his house was burnt down in his village by some hoodlums after he reported the matter to the police.
At the press interview Moal said, “That woman is a fake prophetess. As a born again Christian, I noticed it the first day I came in contact with her.“She came into this community and told us she is a member of the Lord’s Chosen Church and many believed her. “We later realized she was lying because she exposed herself with all the fake prophesies she was giving. “I had to order her arrest when she went to lie against me to my family that I am a wizard. She caused a lot of disaffection among us until God in heaven exposed her. She has been collecting money. I will make sure she is charged for defaming my person.”