72-year-old man, others arrested as police raid scammers’ shrine

A 72-year-old man has been arrested alongside others, following a police raid at a scammers’ shrine in Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State.

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The shrine which is employed to swindle unsuspecting members of the public was busted, after vigilant residents alerted the Ago-Iwoye Police Division, prompting the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), CSP Ade Adedoyin, to detail his men on the onerous task of trailing and tracking the fraudsters.

Eight members of the syndicate including the 72-year-old man were arrested after the police raided the shrine. The arrested suspects were identified as Abiodun Bamgbopa, 72; Olashile Raheem, 35; Nureni Raheem, 32; Raphael Joseph, 24; Ganiu Olawale, 24; Adenubi Semiu; 25, Mustapha Lukman, 39 and, Raimi Ramoni, 42.

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The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi who confirmed the arrest of members of the syndicate, said;

“The suspects were apprehended and taken to Ago-Iwoye Police Divisional Headquarters, where they were interrogated and confessed to be fraudsters, adding that, they posed as spiritualists to their victims, with enormous powers of cleansing all sorts of problems. With this, many have been defrauded in millions”.

“Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered a thorough investigation into the activities of the syndicate, whom he said should be charged to a court of competent jurisdiction as soon as the investigation is completed. He equally advised members of the public to beware of the antics of fraudsters pretending to be spiritualists”, Oyeyemi added.



  1. Investigation should be well carry out because of the old man and if its true then this world is really coming to an end

  2. This type of people have called me before, claiming to be a spiritualist that they can help me spiritually, thank God i didnt fall victim.

  3. Thank God they are exposed, God will continue to expose people like this. Let them face right judgement.

  4. An old man who is supposed to be an adviser to the young ones is the one leading them in this evil. It is a shame

  5. 72 year old, involved in defrauding people! What a world. What teaching is he passing on? They need face the law and pay for the wrongs they have been doing

  6. So this is still happening,even the media and civilization some people still get scammed with this crap.
    Thank God they were caught

  7. As old as u are papa, u are supposed to be known to be laying good legacies for the young to follow, u should rotten behind bars

  8. Man must survive…Even the old are hustling…Fraud everywhere. That seems to be the best ever paying income. No job no sources of income..

  9. I would have been happy if this scammers scam our politicians but it hurts me when they scam those doing legit business well they should face the law

  10. Defrauding people of their money and valuables… This one is serious.. Learning a skill or starting a small scale business would have been a good idea… See the way you people have ended up…

  11. I hope the pokice are given us real fact? Police have done great job bisying the thieves and jobbleas boys. The old man is their special adviser

  12. Sorry for the old man who could not caution or advice the young one to stay away from the evil business. Now that white man has block their way they end up stealing pant and do all sort of evil. God pass them.

  13. Thank God they are exposed, God will continue to expose people like this. Let them face judgement.

  14. Kudos to the police and vigilantes. Fraudulent activities like this have to be eradicated in our country. Too many cries of unsuspecting victims.

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