Owolola Adebola

A 37yr old National of Benin republic Gbese Peter has been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for defrauding a couple Mr & Mrs Bamigboye Alao of total sum of #5million under the pretence of helping them to overcome their spiritual problem and shielding their children from untimely death.


The suspect was arrested following the complaint lodged at Sabo police station by Mrs Bamigboye who reported that she and her husband met the suspect about five years ago when he started discussing with them about a serious spiritual calamity awaiting them and their children if an urgent spiritual step is not taken. Out of fear of the unknown, they agreed to embark on the said spiritual journey and he took them to the Republic of Benin where he gave them a wooden coffin which he instructed them not to open until he asked them to do so.

She stated further that the suspect started collecting money from them, until they coughed out the total sum of #5million. When they realized that they have been swindled, the shocked led to the death of her husband.

Upon the report, the DPO Sabo division SP Nicholas Tamunoinom detailed his detectives to go after the suspect and with the help of members of public, they succeeded in arresting him on the 25th of July 2020.

On interrogation, the suspect confessed collecting money under false pretence from the couple but he claimed that he only duped them of #3.5million and not #5milion as claimed by the woman, and that he has used the money to build a house for himself.

Recovered from the suspect are; a wooden coffin containing white cloth and other substance, horn wrapped with white cloth and beads.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward A. Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State criminal investigation and intelligence department for proper investigation and diligent prosecution.

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