The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 37 year old national of Benin republic, Gbese Peter for defrauding a couple Bamigboye Alao of total sum of N5million under the pretence of helping them to overcome their spiritual problem and shielding their children from untimely death.
Penpushing reports that, the Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known on Monday explaining that the suspect was arrested following the complaint lodged at Sabo police station by Mrs Bamigboye .
The police spokesman said the woman who reported said her husband met the suspect about five years ago when he started discussing with them about a serious spiritual calamity awaiting them and their children if an urgent spiritual step is not taken.
Penpushing further reports that police said out of fear of the unknown, the couple agreed to embark on spiritual journey and the suspect the said took them to the Republic of Benin where he gave them a wooden coffin which he instructed them not to open until he asked them to do so.
The woman told the police that the suspect started collecting money from them, until they coughed out the total sum of N5million,adding that when they realized that they have been swindled, the shocked led to the death of her husband.
“Upon the report, the DPO Sabo division SP Nicholas Tamunoinom detailed his detectives to go after the suspect and with the help of members of public, they succeeded in arresting him on the 25th of July 2020’.
‘On interrogation, the suspect confessed collecting money under false pretence from the couple but he claimed that he only duped them of N3.5million and not N5milion as claimed by the woman, and that he has used the money to build a house for himself”, the police said.
Penpushing also reports that, Oyeyemi said recovered from the suspect are; a wooden coffin containing white cloth and other substance, horn wrapped with white cloth and beads.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State criminal investigation and intelligence department for proper investigation and diligent prosecution.