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Alfa, Herbalist Defraud Power-hungry Ekiti Politician Of N24m

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday said it arrested two self-acclaimed spiritualists, Alfa Abiodun Ibrahim and Wale Adifala, over a fraud of N24m.

The suspects were alleged to have conspired to defraud an aspiring House of Representatives member in Ekiti State, of the money, which they claimed was to be used to secure spiritual help for his political ambition.

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According to a statement on the EFCC’s website, the men were arrested on July 7, 2022, in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, following a petition against them alleging that after collecting the said sum, the victim lost his political bid.

During interrogation by the agency’s operatives, Adifala reportedly admitted to collecting the money from their victim, including N2.9m, which he claimed was used to buy black, brown and white cows, rams, lavender perfume, rings, among other items, to carry out sacrifices at different times.

He was quoted as saying, “I also linked up on the matter with Ifawole Ajibola (at large), and we continued with the sacrifices together, until we were arrested by the EFCC,”

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Ibrahim was also quoted as saying, “Our own was just to pray and do the necessary sacrifices, which we did, and to leave the rest to God. However, along the line, the zoning for the reps seat was taken away from Oye-Ekiti to Ikole-Ekiti.”

READ ALSO: Man Defrauds Visa Seekers Of N570,000

In a related development, operatives of the Ibadan Zonal Command of the EFCC have arrested 34 suspected Internet fraudsters.

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The anti-graft agency, in a statement on Tuesday, said 21 of the suspects were arrested on Monday, July 25, 2022, in a sting operation at Apete and Ijokodo areas of Ibadan, Oyo State.

Among the items recovered from the suspects were exotic cars, laptops, different brands of mobile phones and several fraudulent documents.

 

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Police Arrest Suspected Bayelsa Kidnap Kingpin

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Detectives from the Bayelsa State Police Command have arrested a suspected kidnap kingpin identified as John Ewa, who had been on the wanted list of the police for various alleged abductions in the state.

It was learnt that the police operatives trailed Ewa, who goes by the alias ‘Lion’, to Abuja where they nabbed him on Saturday.

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The suspect, who flaunts wealth on social media, is believed to be involved in several kidnap incidents around Yenagoa, the state capital.

In a six-second clip that trended on social media at the weekend, Ewa, dressed in his pyjamas, was seen displaying few notes of foreign currency saying, “Get money for this life, hustle, hustle.”

However, another video of his arrest also surfaced at the weekend on social media.

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In the 1:05-minute clip, a sobbing Ewa was seen wearing only pants, kneeling on the ground with his hands handcuffed, and apparently responding to questions by officers.

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He said, “Please, forgive me. My wife just born sef.”

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The voice of one of his victims, Danjuma, was also heard saying he identified the suspect when he and his gang members kidnapped him.

When contacted, the spokesman for the state Police Command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the arrest of Ewa.

He said, “We are going to issue a statement tomorrow (Monday) or parade the suspect.”

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Police Arrest 84-year-old Man For Allegedly Defiling Minor

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The operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested one 84-year-old Stephen Jack for allegedly defiling an eight-year-old girl (name withheld).

The state Public Relations Officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement issued on Saturday in Abeokuta.

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Oyeyemi said the octogenarian who resides at Okun Owa area of Ijebu Ode was arrested following a report lodged at Obalende divisional headquarters.

He said the girl’s father had told the police he discovered that his daughter was bleeding from her private part.

According to Oyeyemi, the father said when he asked the little girl why she was bleeding, she informed him that the suspect had sex with her.

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Oyeyemi said the DPO Obalende division, Murphy Salami, immediately detailed his detectives to the scene, where the “randy old man” was apprehended.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the old man is a known pedophile in the area,” he said.

READ ALSO: 68-year-old Man Allegedly Defiles Minor, Remanded In Prison

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Oyeyemi said the victim had been taken to the General Hospital Ijebu Ode for medical treatment.

He quoted the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, to have directed the transfer of the suspect to State Criminal Investigation Departments for more investigation and possible prosecution.

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68-year-old Man Allegedly Defiles Minor, Remanded In Prison

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A 68-year-old man, Ayodele Faremi, has been remanded in prison for allegedly defiling a 10-year-old girl in Osogbo, capital of Osun State.

Faremi was arrested on Sunday after the case was reported to Dada Estate police station, Osogbo.

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DAILY POST gathered that one Folashade Ashafa revealed that her sister’s child (name withheld) was allegedly defiled when she was nine-years-old by Faremi.

This medium further gathered that the suspects also continued having carnal knowledge of her twice in the month of May and one time in the month of August 2022.

It was also learnt that the 68-year-old man always gives a particular drug to the underage to drink whenever he finishes his indecent act.

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Meanwhile, Faremi was charged to Magistrate Court on Monday with three count charges.

READ ALSO: Father Defiles Daughter For 12 Years, Jailed 21 years

The offence allegedly committed is punishable under Section 31(1)(2), 32 and 360 of the Child’s Rights law of Osun State 2007.

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The Magistrate, O.A Daramola ordered the remand of the suspect in prison and adjourned the case till October 25

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