This biblical emphatic statement played itself out on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at Umualumaku Ehime Mbano LGA of Imo State as a fake seminarian; Kenneth (surname withheld) was apprehended by irate parishioners and given a beaten of his life.
He was later handed over to the police by the Parish Priest of St. Joseph’s Catholic Parish, Rev. Fr. Tony Dieme.
The impostor, who has many names to his credit, met his waterloo after concerted exploitation of parishioners and unsuspecting victims at various times. One of the victims is the incumbent Parish Council Chairman, Sir Linus Emereonye, who was defrauded thousands of naira.
According to the Parish Council Chairman, he was one of the early victims of the impostor. He narrated to THE LEADER how the young man approached him in his residence. He explained that the fake seminarian who is fluent and eloquent in English language postulated that he is a deacon waiting for ordination as a priest. He informed him that his he was attending a seminary in Enugu and that he did his apostolic work at St. Joseph Parish Umualumaku, but is now cash strapped and needed financial support.
He gave his fake name as Deacon Magnus who hails from Ideato LGA of Imo State. The unsuspecting Parish Council Chairman assisted him with money. Sir Linus Emereonye however was shocked to see the young man months after marketing a live foul at Orieagu market when the parish council chairman confronted him, he and he explained that his brother-in-law enjoined him to dispose off the foul in a bid to solve his problems.
However, luck ran out on him at the residence of an executive member of the Catholic Women Organization last Thursday, July 25, 2013.
Although he had successfully duped many people of various sums of money, he was accosted by somebody who identified him as a native of Umuakagu autonomous community.
The bobble was bust as the attention of the parish priest of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church was attracted to the precarious situation.
The culprit, Kenneth was dragged to the residence of the parish priest who was visibly biter that his name and that of his bishop were being used in bad light.
A passerby alerted the police who arrived and took the impostor away.
THE LEADER investigation reveals that the criminal who hails from Umuehe in Umuakagu autonomous community, Ehime Mbano LGA has been on the game for a long time before nemesis caught up with him.