A herbalist who allegedly defrauded a victim the sum of N400,000 has been arrested by men of the Nigeria police in Ogun state.
Policemen in Ogun State have arrested a herbalist identified as Bidemi Idowu in the state. He was arrested with various local and foreign currencies suspected to be fake.
The herbalist who is 41 years was arrested based on complaint by Basiru Amosun at the Imeko Afon Divisional Headquarters that the suspect collected N400,000 from his son, Habeeb Amosun, 21 under the pretence of preparing a money doubling charm for him.
The suspect was also alleged to have given Habeeb a concoction to drink which had developed into a serious stomach disorder.
According to a report by PM News, the divisional police officer, CSP Ajose Mohammed ordered his men to arrest the herbalist (Bidemi) and also search his house for more evidence. On searching the house, the N400,000 he collected from Habeeb was found.
Also recovered from him are 59 pieces of fake 1,000 CFA, one piece of 50 US Dollar, 600 pieces of fake N1,000 notes and assorted charms. The state Commissioner of Police Ahmed Iliyasu has directed that the suspect be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.
He also appealed to parents to educate their children on why they should desist from unnecessary quest for quick money.
Source: PM News