Police Arrest Ritualists Operating Fake Churches, Shrines In Abuja (Photos)
Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command, Zone 7, have arrested a group of men alleged to have been involved in using charms to defraud members of the public, especially those residing in the Abuja area of the state.
According to a statement released by SP Istifanus Sunday Bako, a team of detectives on April 5, stormed Jikwoyi and Orozo along Karu, the FCT Area of Abuja, and apprehended three suspects, one Uluko Adukwu (M), 28 yrs, one Salisu Aduh “M”, 38 yrs and Adams Halilu ‘M’ 24 yrs together with two small boys of ages 11 and 13 suspected to be their victims, all residents of Abuja and all from Kogi State.
Bako said all suspects confessed to having been involved in using charms to defraud people, especially giving charms to cybercrime and internet fraudsters, aka Yahoo Plus, who in turn use the charm on their victims, which sometimes results in the death of some of the victims in order to achieve their aim and get whatever they want from their victims.
‘’During the operation, three empty caskets, one Toyota Prado Jeep, one Lexus 330 Car, and fifteen mobile phones were recovered from the suspects; some clothing and women’s underwear believed to have belonged to the dead victims were also found at the scene of the crime.”
Bako added that the AIG, Kayode Egbetokun (now DIG Kayode Egbetokun), encouraged worshippers to be careful where they worship and report suspicious activities to the police.
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