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False Promise Herbalist defrauds barber of N1.6m in Lagos

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A herbalist known as 'Olowo Saudi' has taken to his heels after defrauding a Lagos barber, Babatunde Sulaimon, of a sum of N1.6 million.

According to Punch, Sulaimon was introduced to the herbalist by his apprentice known as Gbenga Balogun and a third party identified as Kehinde Afolabi.

Sulaimon was reported to looking for ways of gathering more wealth. It was because of this need that he decided to pay Olowo Saudi a visit.

Sulaimon narrated that the herbalist gave him a concoction to drink, demanding him not to disclose what had transpired between them to anyone or face death.

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After the meeting, Olowo Saudi started making cash demands from the victim in order to execute his requests aimed at improving his business.

The herbalist promised him that after the payment, he would see signs of changes specifically by February 21, 2016.

Unfortunately that was not the case.

According to Sulaimon, “He threatened me that I would vomit blood and run mad if I tell anybody. I begged him to assist me without much problem because I have not paid my son’s school fees and my shop rent then. I gave him N270,000 on February 17."

"The following day, he said I should raise N1.4m more which I transferred into his account. He promised that everything would be sorted out that weekend. On Monday,  I kept calling, but his lines were not reachable.”

The said herbalist is now out of reach, with no trace of his whereabout.

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