Joseph Godfrey, a 65 years old prophet has been arraigned in court.
The prophet was yesterday dragged before the Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa over alleged three counts charge of unlawful possession of firearms and collecting money under false pretense.
According to Leadership, Prophet Joseph Godfrey however pleaded not guilty on the three counts charge.
Prophet Godfrey, in the taking of plea, was accused of being in possession of a double barrel gun which was cut to size at the Kalakiri Compound in Edepie community of Yenagoa Local Government area of the State.
According to the charge, ”that you Joseph Godfrey was on 13th May,2016 at Karakiri compound in Edepie community in Yenagoa local Government area of the State had in possession of a local barrel gun which was cut to a dangerous size and in contravention of the section 28 of the Firearms Act of the Federation.”
“That on the same date and the same venue, you, Godfrey Joseph was found in unlawful possession of five live cartridges.”
“That between May and December,2015, that you obtain under false pretense the sum of N2.5million from one Tubolayefagh. That under the claim that you are prophet of God, you claim that you will use your spiritual power and praye to produce one Ikechukwu that absconded with books belonging to your victim.”
After taking his plea of not Guilty, the lead Police Prosecutor, F.O Ogiri sought the order of the Court to fix a date for trial and also remand the accused in the Federal Prisons.
The presiding Judge, Justice H.A.Nganjiwa, ordered that the accused Prophet Joseph Godfrey be remanded in prison custody and adjourned the case to 1st of December, 2016.