Policemen attached to the Ogun State police command have arrested four suspected fraudsters at their hideout located at Omusorin village in Obafemi-Owode local government area of the state.
“How We Defrauded Couple Of N14.5Million”
The ‘witches’ who claimed to have descended from ‘heaven’ reportedly said they needed money to fly back to ‘heaven’
The suspects identified as Shehu Salam, Risikat Oriyomi, Sola Babalola and a physically challenged man, Wasiu Ajani were alleged to have duped a couple of N14.5m.
The fifth suspect identified as Baba Awotola, who is believed to be the ring leader of the gang ran away when men of the Special Anti-robbery Squad closed in on them.
According to PM News, one of the suspects, Ajani, who claimed to be an Islamic cleric lured the couple who are rice merchants.
Ajani used the name of a late popular Islamic cleric from Offa, Kwara state, Sheik Bulala, to catch his victims.
the State Police Commissioner quoted what Ajani had revealed to him.
It was further gathered that Ajani got the man’s wife mobile line and called them to bring the eggs to their den for special prayer.
They confessed that the gang used the women in their gang, Risiqat and Sola, as ‘white witches’, who claimed to offer prayers to ward off evils.
The ‘witches’ who claimed to have descended from ‘heaven’ reportedly said they needed money to fly back to ‘heaven’.
While speaking with journalists, Ajani said, he got the information about the couple from their wanted leader, Baba Awotola.
According to him, Ajani narrated.
The state Commissioner of Police, Okoye Ikemefuna, however warned residents to be wary of fraudsters, who parade themselves as clerics.
He urged people to report any shady activities they notice in their communities to the police.
Okoye confirmed that the suspects had confessed to the crime as investigation is still ongoing about the matter while efforts are in top gear to apprehend the fleeing ring leader.
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