Two herbalists have been remanded in prison by an Ilorin Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defrauding one Rahaman Ogundele of N20 Million, under the guise of providing spiritual solution to his ailing business.
The accused persons Toyin Olawoyin and Rasaq Ayuba, faces a four-count charge bordering on criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of trust, cheating and intimidation.
The Police Prosecutor, Insp. Mathew Ologbonsaye, told the court that the accused persons collaborated with five other persons to hypnotise the complainant and defrauded him of N20 Million.
He said the accused persons collected the N20 Million under the guise that they will provide spiritual solution to the victims ailing business.
“But immediately the accused persons collected the money from the victim sometime in April 2017, they took him to a shrine, where he was threatened.
“They threatened him not to tell anyone about what transpired between them or he will die,’’ he said.
According to the prosecutor, the offences contravene sections 97, 312, 322 and 309 of the Penal Code.
The Chief Magistrate, Kudirat Yahya, ordered that the accused persons be remanded at the Mondala Prison in Ilorin until May 31, the next adjourned date.