A FAITH healer has appeared in courtroom accused of promoting faux £91 “plague safety kits” as a bogus cure for Covid-19.
Bishop Climate Wiseman, forty six, has been charged with fraud and unfair trading offences after allegedly providing a small bottle of oil and piece of purple yarn to desperate coronavirus patients in south London.
Faith healer Bishop Climate Wiseman is accused of selling faux Covid kitsCredit: PA
Wiseman, the pinnacle of the Kingdom Church in Camberwell, told customers the mixture of cedar timber and hyssop would shield them from the virus, the expenses claim.
Wearing a leather-based jacket over a clerical blouse and canine collar, he regarded at Lavender Hill Magistrates’ Court today.
He spoke to confirm his call and date of birth before indicating not responsible pleas to a unmarried charge of fraud and charges underneath the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations between March 23 and 24.
The expenses allege Wiseman claimed the concoction – marketed as “Divine Cleansing Oil” or as part of a “Divine Plague Prevention Kit” – will be used to “deal with, prevent, guard towards or remedy” coronavirus.
The claims are stated to have been made “in individual, on-line, in instructional motion pictures and through testimonial motion pictures”.
Prosecutor Ryan Thompson, representing Southwark Council – that is bringing the prosecution – said claims have been made that the oil had “cured at least 10 humans” in smartphone calls to the church all through an research.
He stated the expenses involved selling a treatment for coronavirus which could now not paintings and that there has been a “danger of demise and harm” to individuals who offered the oil believing it would assist store them.
Maeve Thornton, defending, stated the case concerned the liberty to education faith.
The bench of magistrates, chaired by means of Derek Cock, sent the case to Inner London Crown Court, wherein Wiseman is subsequent predicted to seem on September 13.
Wiseman, 46, has been charged with fraud and unfair trading offencesCredit: PA
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