fraudsters’ hideout Exposed in Ogun State, Police arrest 11 of them
11 fraudsters were arrested on Monday by men of the Ogun State police command when they stormed their hideout at Ilu Agbon in Itori, Ewekoro Local Government area. Reports says that the suspects had allegedly defrauded many people of their money and other valuables. The leader of the syndicate, Akoje Abiola, told the police that he has been in the illicit vocation since 2004.
The command’s public relations officer, Mr. Muyiwa Adejobi, said it took the policemen who burst the shrine, made of mud, sometime before they uncover the many ritual points and scary objects festooned on different sections.
Adejobi, an assistant superintendent of police, said the command acted based on complaints made by some of the victims at the police headquarters, Eleweran Abeokuta.
However, in an interview with our journalists after the raid, Abiola claimed that “I am an herbalist helping people with various spiritual problems.”
Thus, denying being a fraudster.
When confronted with fact that he defrauded one of his clients to the tune of N400,000, he merely dismissed it.
He said, “The victim had only paid N400,000 as mobilisation fee for me to prepare concoction for him on protection from evil spirit so that he could prosper.”
The state Police Commissioner, Mr. Ikemefuna Okoye, who led the operation said the suspects would be arraigned in court after the completion of investigation.
He, however, stressed that the people who were greedy and over-ambitious usually fall victims to such fraudsters.