…As Police nab 2 alleged bank fraudsters in Anambra***
For their woeful failure to help prepare charm capable of stopping a woman from jilting a caring man’s son, especially after collecting N2.8m, two herbalists, Omotosho Sunday, 57, and Adetutu Ayodele Adetutu, 45, were on Tuesday dragged before an Ado Ekiti Chief Margistrate Court.
The police charged Sunday and Ayodele with conspiracy and advance Fee Fraud and other fraud related offence, just as the Police in Anambra arrested two suspects that allegedly specialize in defrauding innocent traders, using fake bank payment alerts.
The Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Johnson Okunade told the court that the defendants committed the offence on Jan. 18 at Ido-Ekiti in Ido/Osi Local government area of Ekiti.
Okunade alleged that both herbalists fraudulently collected the sum of N2.8 million from Mr. Adedamola Adesida, to help him prepare a charm to stop woman from jilting his son.
He alleged that the defendants collected the money and did not delver on their contract.
The offence, he said, is punishable under Section 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other fraud related offence Act.
The pleas of the accused were not taken. But Defence Counsel, Mr. Femi Olajide, urged the court to grant bail to his clients, with a promise that they would not jump bail.
Chief Magistrate Aderopo Adegboye, admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum,.
He adjourned the case until Sept. 11 for further hearing.
Meanwhile, the Police in Anambra have arrested two suspects that allegedly specialize in defrauding innocent traders using fake bank payment alerts.
The two suspects, who reside at Gariki Ugwuoba, Enugu State, are Charles Eko, 25, and Rabiu Idris, aged 24 years.
A statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Haruna Mohammed on Tuesday in Awka, said the duo was arrested on Aug. 1, 2019 at about 6:20pm in Awka.
Mohammed said the arrest followed intelligence report to Police operatives attached to the Command Monitoring unit Awka that Eko who specialized on generating of fake bank alerts was at Zik Avenue area of Awka.
He noted that Eko had previously defrauded one Godwin Chukwu which made him to spot him.
“When the suspects went to the shop of one Godwin Chukwu of No. 59 Zik Avenue, Awka on July 31, 2019 to buy televisions, he fraudulently generated and sent fake SMS alert for the payment of N200,000 to his phone.
“Chukwu released the two 43 inch television sets oblivious of their fraudulent trick.
“Consequently, on Aug.1, 2019, at about 1pm, the suspects did the same thing and collected four television sets and other accessories, all valued at N230,000,” he said.
Mohammed disclosed that when the complainant went to the bank to withdraw the money, he was told by the bank that no payment was made into his account.
“As luck would have it, same syndicate placed an order for a 95 inch TV, a deep freezer, Sumec fireman generator with a promise to transfer the money.
“The police detectives which laid siege within the shop premises arrested Charles Eko,” he said.
Mohammed said that Idris was however, apprehended after the exhibits including four 32 inch television sets earlier collected were recovered from him.
The PPRO said that the matter was still being investigated, adding that the suspects would be charged to court for prosecution later.