Nigeria Police, Ogun State Command operatives on Monday arrested 3 self acclaimed Islamic clerics who specialized in swindling the unsuspecting members of the public of their hard earned money as well as having unlawful carnal knowledge of their female victims.
The suspects, Aliu Abdulfatai ‘m’ 50yrs, Sule Adebayo ‘m’ 36yrs and Lekan Olokodana ‘m’ 31yrs were arrested following a report by one of their female victims (Name withheld) who reported at Adigbe police station that she was duped of the sum of N70,000 by the suspects, while one of them also forcefully had carnal knowledge of her against her wish.
The complainant who is a marketer with a popular property/Real estate company was said to be on marketing assignment when she came across the suspects who claimed to be Islamic clerics and indicated interest in purchasing large expanse of land which they claimed they want to use for construction of their mosque.
Confirming the arrest, police image maker in Ogun State, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said in the strength of the complain, the DPO Adigbe division CSP Augustine Opadile detailed his detectives to go after these hoodlums and bring them to justice.
Their efforts, he said, paid off when three amongst them were apprehended while waiting for the victim to bring money they demanded for, and one of them escaped
On interrogation, they confessed being fraudsters and that has been their means of livelihood. It was also revealed that one of them has used the proceed of their fraudulent act to build a private school in Ikorodu, Lagos State.
Oyeyemi said, the state Commissioner of Police Bashir Makama has ordered a full scale investigation into the activities of these hoodlums with the view to charge them to court as soon as possible.