Herbalist Nurudeen Ibraheem has been detained by the Ekiti State Police Command for rape and extortion from a client under false pretenses.
The herbalist was presented alongside 29 other accused for a variety of crimes such as cultism, robbery, and kidnapping among others.
Police Spokesperson, DSP Sunday Abutu affirmed that the suspect was apprehended by the Command’s Anti-Fraud Unit at Aramoko-Ekiti while parading the suspects.
According to him, Ibrahim allegedly defrauded a 50-year-old businesswoman of Ogundele Street, Agbado in Ogun State to the tune of Ten Million, Four Hundred Thousand Naira (#10,400,000:00) and raped her on several occasions.
Abutu said the victim explained that she met the suspect in Aramoko-Ekiti sometime in September 2019 when her business was retrogressing and was told to meet him for some rituals in order to make her business flourish and stable.
She narrated that between September 2019 and 2021, the herbalist has collected Eight Million Naira (#8,000,000:00) through bank transfers and an additional two million, four hundred thousand naira (#2,400,000:00) cash from her as the cost of the rituals.
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She further said the suspect had unlawful carnal knowledge of her more than three times since then and threatened that she will die if she informs anyone including her husband.
The victim decided to open up to her family members after she started noticing negative signs all over her body, lost her menstruation, lost her business and became very ill after which a family member informed the police which led to the arrest of the herbalist.
The suspect admitted collecting eight million naira (#8,000,000:00) from the victim to assist her in prayers that will boost her business.
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Meanwhile, 29 other persons were paraded for offences of cultism, kidnapping and burglary.