3 Islamic Clerics, Alfas, have been arrested by the officers of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly raping and duping a women in Abeokuta, the state capital.
The suspects; Aliu Abdulfatai 50, Sule Adebayo 36 and Lekan Olokodana 31, were arrested following a report by the victim, (name withheld) who reported at Adigbe police station that she had been duped of the sum of N70,000 by the suspects, while one of them also forcefully had carnal knowledge of her against her wish, Daily Post reports.
The complainant 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 wanted to use for construction of their mosque.
Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspects lied to have seen a vision that the lady was under a spell, thereby using that as an opportunity to defraud her by saying they wanted to organise a special prayer for special deliverance prayer to cast out the spell.
Using this method, the police said, they succeeded in fraudulently obtaining by false pretence, the sum of N70,000 from her after they had allegedly lured her into their house where one of them was said to have forcefully raped her.