A notorious fraudster who specializes in the use of taxi cab to swindle his unsuspecting victim has been arrested by police detectives from the State Anti- Robbery Squad (SARS), Ikeja, of the Lagos State police command.
Parading the suspects to journalists at the command headquarters, Ikeja, on Monday, the new state police spokesperson, SP Dolapo Badmus, said the suspect posed as a witch doctor, promising to cast out the devil from a spinster, telling her that she had a spiritual husband that has been disturbing her marriage on earth.
In the process, the woman and her mother fell for it hook line and sinker. Before they knew what hit them the man had defrauded the victim, Dayo, an oil and gas dealer in Apapa of her N7.9million.
The suspect Ifatde Ademola, also sexually harassed the victim, Dayo when he deceived her to swim in a pool of water to wash away bad spirits from her. She was naked doing that when Ademola came to her where she was stark naked and attempted to rape her.
According to Ademola, who owned up to the offence, he had a shrine they usually used in deceiving people. He said he picked Dayo and her mother, Mrs Akinwale at Iyana -Ipaja at about 11.30pm on November 2014. Since that time he had been swindling them in different ways.
He also brought a house help which he also promised to do spiritual work on so that they would know whether she is a good person or not.