He had been operating in the shadows for more than forty years, under the radar of justice.
Jean-Patrick A.-D., alias “Great divine monarch”, guru of the “Fudakmi” sect, was arrested on Monday June 14 by police officers from the Central Office for the Suppression of Violence against Persons (OCRVP), a indicated in
the public prosecutor of Saint-Denis de La Réunion Eric Tufféry, confirming information from the
Through a "
very esoteric discourse
" made up of a "
mixture of Finnish beliefs angled on well-being and on preparation for a better life
», The leader of this sect is accused of not only having withdrawn large sums of money from his followers, but also of having taken their children away from them.
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This Wednesday morning, a judicial investigation was opened and the guru referred.
He should be indicted in the afternoon, we were told, for "abuse of weakness", "hidden work" and "aggravated money laundering".
He faces up to 10 years in prison.
Five children victims of this "false father"
Born in 1964, Jean-Patrick A.-D.
had founded its own microcommunity in the 1980s, between Reunion Island and the metropolis.
Named “Fudakmi”, today it is made up of around a hundred people.
To the east of the island, a few kilometers from Sainte-Anne, an association, described as being a "
", actually bears the name of "Fudakmi", and specifies to be a "
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In 2019, a devotee succeeded in getting rid of the grip of the guru and warned the OCRVP, which immediately opened an investigation. They then discover that the guru "
demanded from his followers enormous sums of money
", but also real estate, "in
order to become the owner
", we are told. But the guru goes further: asking mothers to give birth under X and not to recognize their infant, the latter asked at least 5 women in his community "
not to show maternal affiliation on the act of birth, and to show the paternal affiliation even though he is not the father of these children,
”says the prosecution.
The man wanted to make these babies "
children of the sect
", orphans of their real parents. Now of full age, these people have never been informed that the “Great Divine Monarch” was not their father. Some even lived near their real parents without knowing it, reports
, specifying that the guru, claiming to be a woman, was called "Mum" by his so-called children. None has yet lodged a complaint, "
but it will not be long,
" the prosecutor told us.