In The Bag Fraudsters who duped Ogun lawmaker arrested

Some fraudsters who have been operating inside a bush in Ogun State have been arrested after they allegedly duped a lawmaker.

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Suspected fraudsters who operated inside a remote area of Isihun in the Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State, have been arrested after they allegedly defrauded a member of the state House of Assembly.

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Punch reports that the arrest of the suspects by the Zone 2 Police Command also led to the discovery of their den in the thick forest with six buildings, with four of them linked together by underground tunnels.

It was learned that the lid was blown off the activities of the fraudsters after a lawmaker, Hon. Harrison Adeyemi, representing Waterside Constituency, reported them to the police.

Adeyemi who was reportedly defrauded of N15,000 by the fraudsters when they lured him to their den, said he fell into their hands after airtime worth N1,500, was sent to his phone through a text message from one of the fraudsters.

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The lawmaker narrated that after he received the message on his mobile phone, he sent it back through another text message to the sender.

Adeyemi said the fraudsters later called him, acknowledging his sincerity, and from there, the suspects started communicating with him and told him they could help him, being traditional herbalists.

“They told me they are Agbomola and they could assist me. But I ignored them. They were persistent and I decided to visit them.

But when I got there, I discovered that it was all a scam. But I played along with them. They told me to drop money at each shrine point, and I had to drop N1,000 each at the 15 points they introduced to me.”

The fraudsters were alleged to have told the lawmaker to bring the sum of N40 million and a lady during his next visit but after some weeks without seeing him, the suspects started threatening him on the telephone, claiming that he had discovered their secret.

“Initially, I ignored them, but when the calls persisted till this month, I reported them to the police,” Hon. Adeyemi added.

After he reported the case to the police, operatives from the Zonal Intervention Squad, Zone 2 Command, stormed the hideout and arrested two of the suspected fraudsters.

One of the suspects, who identified himself simply as Alhaji Taye, confessed that the oracles in the shrines were meant to deceive people in order to extort money from their victims.

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The fruadsters' den

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“We collect money from susceptible people; nothing else,” he added.

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The Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Abdulmajid Ali, who led journalists to the fraudster's den, said they had been in the business for some time before the long arm of the law caught up with them.

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