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Scammer 'Babalawo' dupes 70-yr-old woman of N.5m

A native doctor has been nabbed after he duped a 70 year old woman who wanted him to make love potion for her.

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A native doctor is in trouble over a love potion. play

A native doctor is in trouble over a love potion.

(Kemi Filani)

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A traditional medicine practitioner popularly called 'Babalawo', Akin Babalola, has been arrested by the Igando Police Division, Lagos, for allegedly defrauding a 70 year old woman to the tune of N500,000.

The 48 year old suspect who is from Ogun State, however claimed his innocence and tried to absolve himself of blame by saying the woman wanted him to do a love charm for her to win back her husband but he refused to make the potion the potion which he claims could lead to the death of the woman's estranged husband.

Hear the 'Babalawo':

"The woman came to my house and asked that I prepare a love potion for her to win back her husband.

She told me that her husband abandoned her for another woman, thereby saddling her with the responsibility of bringing up their children alone."

But trouble, however, reared its head when he refused to prepare the charm and also refused to refund the money the woman had paid him for the job, threatening to expose the woman for her evil intent.

Ask why he did not prepare the potion, Babalola said:

"I do not want to incur God’s wrath because the love potion could lead to the man’s death."

He was charged to court by the police on a three count charge bordering of felony, obtaining under false pretence and stealing.

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