Police operatives attached to the Zonal Intervention Squad of the Zone 2 Command, Onikan, Lagos, have arrested two suspected fraudsters in Ijebu Igbo, Ogun State, for allegedly duping a man of five million naira.
The suspects, Ahmed Fatai Seun and Joseph Olufemi Adaramola, were picked up last Thursday in Ijebu Igbo and found in possession of a live snake and some fetish items used for their criminal deals.
The Zonal Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said one of the fraudsters’ victims (names withheld) was tricked into the “game” after he bought local concoction (agbo) in Ikeja, Lagos State, from one man, who was later known to be the principal suspect, Ahmed Fatai.
Adejobi, a Superintendent of Police, said: “The victim was put on telephone with one man, who asked him to meet one baba in Ijebu Igbo for special prayers for prosperity, which he (complainant) did.
“The said baba arranged the prayers and billed him N75,000,000 for the special prayer, but he had paid N5,000,000 before he regained his senses and reported to the police.
“Police operatives swung into action and arrested the suspects in Ijebu igbo area of Ogun State. It was then discovered that the said baba he met in Ijebu Igbo is the same Ahmed Fatai, who sold agbo to him in Ikeja.
“The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of zone 2 Command Lagos, Abdulmajid Ali, has directed that the suspects be charged to court.”