A woman, Biola Simon was arrested by the police in Lagos State for allegedly defrauding bank customers after giving them fake prophecies in the Dopemu area.
It was learnt that the woman duped her victim the sum of N150,000, but was later recovered by the policemen after the arrest.
Simon according to reports, belonged to a four-member syndicate that specialized in defrauding unsuspecting bank customers in the area through fake prophecies.
He said, “In her statement, she confessed that the syndicate’s mode of operation was to lurk around bank premises, while her role was to accost a bank customer suspected to be with money.
“The suspect explained that she would pretend that she was new in Lagos and asked for direction from the victim. Simon would subsequently make shocking spiritual revelations about her victim, after which she would advise that a special prayer must be offered for the victim.
“The next move was to take the victim to a nearby place where the three other accomplices were waiting and they would replace the money withdrawn by the victim with disposable papers, covered with a few naira notes.
“A man who the suspect tried to swindle on Thursday of N150,000 raised the alarm, and a police patrol team in the area apprehended Simon.”
A witness, Rafiu Jimoh, said the policemen had returned the money to the victim.
He said, “The woman dressed responsibly, but she usually begged targeted customers coming out of the bank to direct her to an address. She is believed to use magical powers, as she will thereafter start giving revelations about her victim, luring the person to go for prayers with her.
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Just like the saying, a hungry man is an angry man, that was the case of this father of two that was arrested in Bayelsa for stealing a pot of soup, 12 wraps of fufu, and a half basin of garri.
The 35-year-old, whose name was given as Kaduna Enatimi, hailed from Akassa community in the Brass LGA.
Enatimi was reportedly arrested by members of the vigilance group while consuming some of the stolen wraps of fufu and the soup.
The suspected thief was said to have confessed that hunger and economic hardship led him to steal the pot of soup and the other food items.
The Head of the Igbogene Vigilance Committee, Chief MoneySweet Asomo, said the suspect was caught “red-handed doing justice to the soup and food items stolen from a cafeteria owned by an Akwa Ibom State woman in the area.”