45-year-old prophet and founder, “Victory is Sweet Ministries ” Micheal Morris Bassey has been arrested for alleged possession of human skull, threat to life as well as possession of charms.
It was gathered that the Prophet arrested at 56 Uwanse street by Asuquo Ekpo, Calabar South LGA after he was reported to the police by a victim, whose picture was tied to a human skull.
The Cross River Commissioner of Police, CP Sikiru Akande disclosed that effigies, as well as other criminal charms, were also found inside a “covenant ” box placed at the altar in the church.
CP Akande stated this while parading the suspect on Tuesday at the Command Headquarters Diamond Hill Calabar.
He said: “We are parading about 31 of them for various offences including possession of human parts, skulls, armed robbery, murder, amongst others, it is absurd and utterly surprising that at this age and time, somebody would be killing a human being instead of engaging in something useful to add value.
“We arrested some persons, and we discovered that one of them buried a human head in a pit in the middle of his own room, while the other was using human skull and engaging in other fetish activities in the name of religion.
“We are using this opportunity to call on residents to desist from activities near the waterfronts, especially when the tide is high. We are assuring the public that the police will not rest on its oars until we get the criminals that committed the dastardly acts near a higher institution.”
Bassey, however, denied knowing anything about the skull, effigies, and charms found in his possession.
I am a prophet, I don’t know anything about the skull, my mother gave me Bible and garment as a young boy, then I started helping people by liberating them from various curses and enchantments.
” I started by liberating my family who always “sacrificed” their male children for the female ones to survive, I broke that covenant and I have been liberating people in Cross River and beyond, I am not a killer, I only help people.
“I am not a herbalist, I am a prophet, I was ordained at a Church ( names withheld)at Azikiwe Street, Calabar by my spiritual father. After I liberate people, they come back and show appreciation, I am not a native doctor,” he said.