A native doctor has been remanded in prison for allegedly duping and impregnating his client.
A 42-year-old 'Babalawo' (native doctor), Ifatade Elegbeleye, has been remanded in the Kirikiri Prison for allegedly duping and impregnating a female client in the Ipaja area of Lagos State, reports the Punch.
Elegbeleye who hails from Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, was arrested by the X-Squad Section of the State Police Command on December 21, 2015, after the victim made a complain to the police on how he hypnotized her and defrauded her, as well as getting her pregnant.
However, Elegbeleye who confessed to the police that he actually had sex with the lady by mutual consent, added that he and the woman were in love with each other and that the victim had given birth to a baby girl for him.
But according to the police, the native doctor allegedly had a culture of turning his female clients into his housemaids after having sex with some of them.
It was also gathered that the woman's mother, a trader based in Abesan Estate, Ipaja, had also been allegedly defrauded by the native doctor to the tune of N7.9 million in 2015.
The lady was allegedly taken to Elegbeleye in November 2014, to seek spiritual help on issues bordering on late marriage and spiritual husband but the native doctor who has his spiritual centre at Olude bus stop in the Ipaja area, however, reportedly took advantage of the situation to impregnate her, as well as dupe the family and from the proceeds, he built two houses, one in Lagos and the other in Ekiti State.
The victim narrated how Elegbeleye hypnotised her into having an affair with him.
“I met him as a cab driver at the Iyana Ipaja Roundabout. We never knew that the man was a fraudster and was into occultism. He first became friendly with my mother. After that, one thing led to another until he sexually assaulted me and defrauded my mother.”
But Elegbeleye countered her accusation by saying he did not hypnotise her, adding that after she gave birth to a child for him, he rented a two-bedroom apartment for her.
“It is true that I am a native doctor and I treated her for ulcer and spiritual problems. She had a spiritual husband. She was having ‘promise and fail offer’ from men. So, we started befriending each other and in the process, she got pregnant for me.
The woman now brought policemen to my house to arrest me. She has a girl for me. I did not use force to sleep with her.
Can you hypnotise a woman who does not love you? It is not possible. She loved me. Her family wants to take all my property. That is why they are lying against me. Where did they get the N7 million they are claiming? Are they rich?”
A police source said:
“The suspect had been in the Kirikiri Prison on remand bordering on a similar offence. It was when he came out that we arrested him for this case.
He took advantage of the lady’s problems to have sex with her and she became pregnant and had a girl for him.
The girl is with the victim’s family. We are investigating the native doctor for a case of conspiracy, stealing and sexual harassment.”