A shocking case of suspected ritualistic fraud has been uncovered by the Nigerian Police Zone 7 in Abuja. In a statement released by SP Istifanus Sunday Bako, it was revealed that a syndicate of suspected ritualists had been arrested for using charms to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
On April 5, a team of detectives stormed Jikwoyi and Orozo along Karu in the FCT Area of Abuja and apprehended three suspects: Uluko Adukwu (28), Salisu Aduh (38), and Adams Halilu (24), along with two small boys aged 11 and 13 who were suspected to be their victims. All suspects are residents of Abuja and hail from Kogi State.
The suspects confessed to using charms to defraud people, particularly by giving charms to cybercrime and internet fraudsters, also known as “Yahoo Plus,” who in turn use the charm on their victims. In some cases, the use of the charm has resulted in the death of the victims, all in an effort to achieve the aim of the fraudsters and get whatever they want from their victims.
During the operation to apprehend the suspects, the police recovered three empty caskets, a Toyota Prado Jeep, a Lexus 330 car, and fifteen mobile phones. In addition, clothing and women’s underwear believed to have belonged to the dead victims were found at the scene of the crime, providing chilling evidence of the heinous crimes committed by the suspects.
The AIG, Kayode Egbetokun (now DIG Kayode Egbetokun), has urged worshippers to be vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the police. This case serves as a reminder of the dangers of fraud and the need for increased vigilance to ensure the safety and security of the public. The police have assured the public that they will continue to work tirelessly to bring all criminals to justice and ensure that the law is upheld.