I pretend as a herbalist to dupe unsuspecting victims – Suspect
26-year-old man, Adeyemo Mufutau, has been arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Security Defence Corps, NSCDC, for pretending to be a herbalist in order to dupe his victims in Osun State.
Mufutau, who was arrested at Ile-Ife on Monday, confessed to always pretend to have spiritual solutions to the problems of his unsuspecting victims. He said he ventured into fraudulent business due to financial difficulty.
The impostor, who was paraded with his cohort, Oladehi Hezekiah, 27, was said to have lured their victims over the phone with promises to boost their businesses.
“I learnt Furniture after my secondary school but when I didn’t get money to start my own shop, I decide to engage in illegal activities. I was into “Yahoo Yahoo” business before I learnt the act of obtaining money fraudulently through a brother who reside beside my house in Ife.
“I’ve known Hezekiah since childhood and we do the business together. What we normally do is to call our victims on phone and pretend as an old herbalist, who can solve their problems.
“My last victim wanted her business to boom and I told her to send money to my account promising to prepare a charm that will attract more customers to her shop” he said.