Police arrest herbalist with ‘fake’ currencies

November 23, 2017
35 Views

The police in Ogun have arrested a herbalist, Bidemi Idowu, 41, for allegedly having fake currencies in his possession.

The suspect was also accused of being a fraudster.

It was gathered that the suspect duped a 21-year-old of N400,000, after which he fed his victim a herbal concoction that affected his health.

According to police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, an Assistant Superintendent (ASP), the suspect’s lid was blown by his victim’s father, Basiru Amosun.

Oyeyemi said: “One Basiru Amosun reported at Imeko Divisional headquarters on November 21 that the suspect fraudulently collected N400,000 from his son, Habeeb Amosun, 21.

“He said the suspect collected the money under the pretence that he would prepare a money doubling charm for him. Consequently, he gave a concoction to the victim to drink which made him develop serious stomach disorder.

“Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Ajose Muhammed detailed detectives to arrest the suspect. A search warrant was issued and upon the search, the N400, 000 allegedly collected from the victim was recovered.

“Also recovered were 59 pieces of 1,000 fake CFA, one piece of $50, 600 pieces of fake N1, 0000 notes and assorted charms.

“The Commissioner of Police Ahmed Iliyasu has directed that the suspect be charged to court as soon as investigation was concluded, “He equally appealed to parents to counsel their children against unnecessary quest for quick money.”

Precious Igbonwelundu

You may be interested

APAPA HOLDS FIRST ECONOMIC SUMMIT
TNB Exclusive
46 views
TNB Exclusive
46 views

APAPA HOLDS FIRST ECONOMIC SUMMIT

Admin - November 24, 2017

Hitherto Apapa is regarded as gold mine Local Government which has many opportunities and enriched potentials  for both Nigerians and…

Police rescues 13-year-old housemaid locked for weeks in Lagos
News
38 views
News
38 views

Police rescues 13-year-old housemaid locked for weeks in Lagos

Admin - November 23, 2017

13-year-old Nkechi Oseh was yesterday rescued by men of the Lagos state police command from her boss’ residence where she…

Dialect: Jide [Music]
Entertainment
50 views
Entertainment
50 views

Dialect: Jide [Music]

Admin - November 23, 2017

Dialect has just dropped a new single and he calls this one, “Jide”. The king of Awka music as some…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.