Police save dubious T.B Joshua agent from angry mob
Police acted swiftly this week to rescue a purported TB. Joshua agent from an angry mob who wanted to lynch him for swindling them.
Ishmael Segoea had to run for his life when a crowd that demanded their money back after he has failed to organise their trip to prophet Joshua’s SCOAN church in Lagos, Nigeria mobbed his office and bayed for his blood.
By the time The Voice team arrived at his office at Molapo Crossing, cops were on guard to ensure Segoea’s safety before he could be whisked away to his car under heavy police escort to Gaborone West police station for questioning.
Gaborone West Police Station commander Agreement Mapeu said that it was too early for him to disclose details of the case for ‘security’ reasons.
“I am sorry I won’t disclose anything concerning this case because its sensitive but all I can tell you is that we rescued Segoea from an angry mob on Monday and we had him here for questioning. People may kill him if I tell you anything more than this,” said Mapeu.
Segoea’s life came under threat after he allegedly collected over P500, 000. 00 pula from 50 pilgrims with the promise that he was going to facilitate their trip to Nigeria.
Two weeks ago he hit the headlines for allegedly leaving the pilgrims in the lurch and disappearing with their hard earned cash. Latest information to reach this publication however has indicated that after reading his story last week, at least 50 more people came forward to claim that they too were owed by him, some from as far back as 2005.
“This is not all of us you are seeing here. Some people who live as far a Maun have been conned by this man. There is no way we can leave this place without our monies,” said Mpho Kwena who claimed that she paid Segoe P7 000.00 early this year for a trip to Nigeria that never materialized.
Another irate ‘conned’ woman, Valencia Rupende said that she was tired of being sent from pillar to post whenever she demanded her money back. “This man has been telling me that I didn’t pass the test to visit SCOAN so I demanded my money back a long time ago but he kept on dodging me but today I am glad I found him so he has to cough up,” she said before the police rescued Segoea Segoea refused to comment on the matter citing that it was before the police.
Meanwhile reliable sources have indicated that the embattled agent has since been banned from representing T.B Joshua and his church.