Police arrest herbalist for alleged fraud


An Osun-based herbalist, identified as Usman Mohammed, has been arrested by the Edo State Police Command for allegedly defrauding a woman of the sum of N6m.Nigerian Police logo

The victim stated that she gave the Mohammed the money for ritual purposes in order to increase the amount to N12m but Usman denied, adding that his victim lost the money because she was looking for what she did not keep.

He, however, confirmed that he got half of the amount received from the woman as his share, while the remaining was shared among other members of his team.

I live in Osun State and I was arrested in Osun State. She (victim) is from Benin (Edo State). She patronised my office because I do ‘medicine’ for her. Before she requested for money ritual, she said I should do something to make her business to grow.

When she requested for money rituals, I said she must bring the money. She said she had N6m. I told her to bring a big bag and the money. I told her to keep the bag somewhere and the money will double to N12m and that was what she requested. She kept the bag in her room for three days and the day she opened it, there was no money inside. I told her she was the reason the money did not double. I got N3m but the other people ran away. She is looking for what she did not keep, Usman said.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Haliru Gwandu, who confirmed the incident while parading the suspects, stated that the suspects would be charged to court at the end of investigations.


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