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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

@News Africa: Witch Doctors defraud businessman of N20m

Witch Doctors defraud businessman of N20m
Two witch doctors have been remanded by an Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday for allegedly defrauding a businessman, Rahaman Ogundele of N20 million, under the guise of providing spiritual solution to his unstable business.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Mathew Ologbonsaye told the court that the accused persons conspired with five others now at large to hypnotise the victim and defrauded him of N20 million.
Ologbonsaye said the defendants collected the money under the pretext of helping the victim to spiritually revive his 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.
The Chief Magistrate, Kudirat Yahya, ordered that the accused persons, Toyin Olawoyin and Rasaq Ayuba, be remanded at the Mondala Prison in Ilorin until May 31, the next adjourned date.
The accused persons are said to be facing a four-count charge of criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of trust, cheating and intimidation.

The offences contravene sections 97, 312, 322 and 309 of the Penal Code.

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