The Osun State Command of the Nigeria Security Defence Corps, NSCDC, has arrested one Adeyemo Mufutau, 26, for pretending to be a herbalist to have spiritual solutions to the problems of his unsuspecting victims.
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. Mufutau, who was arrested at Ile-Ife on Monday, said he ventured into fraudulent business due to financial difficulty.
He said “I learnt furniture-making after my secondary school but when I didn’t get money to start my own shop, I decided to engage in illegal activities. I was into “Yahoo Yahoo” business before I learnt the act of obtaining money fraudulently through a brother who resides 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”.
The NSCDC Commandant in the state, Emmanuel Ocheja, said the duo also volunteered confessional statements confirming the allegation levelled against them, adding they will charged to court.