A fake herbalist and two account clerks of a feeds mill in Badagry, have been arrested by the Police for allegedly defrauding the company of N2.2 million.
The company’s account clerks who were shouldered with the responsibility of depositing cash sales into the bank, resorted to giving the money to the fake herbalist to prepare charms that would make them successful in their music careers.
A police official confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Badagry on condition of anonymity, said;
“When they approached the fake herbalist, he asked them to bring three million naira in order to help them achieve their goals.
“So, at the end of each day’s work, instead of taking daily sales to the bank, they decided to give the money to the fake herbalist.
“But, unfortunately for them, the company’s auditor detected the fraud, and they were arrested by the police in Badagry.
“They confessed that they gave the money to the herbalist who promised to assist them in their music carriers.”
Few months ago also, the Enugu Police Command arrested two suspects who specialized in masquerading as herbalists to defraud unsuspecting members of the public. The suspects identified as Akin Ogunsemi and Shina Fatola, were said to be indigenes of Ijebu Igbo in Ogun State.
The suspects were apprehended at Ukwuoji area of Enugu State, by men of the police Anti-Cult Unit attached to the State Command.Among the items recovered from the suspects were fake foreign currencies, charms and other suspected shrine materials. The suspects will be charged to court upon the completion of the police investigation into the case.
It was also reported that the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, arrested two suspected fraudsters/herbalists for defrauding a victim of N31, 000,000 (Thirty One Million Naira only) in the guise of making“money medicine” for him.