Three suspected ritualists, who, according to reports, duped a banker of N16 million were, on Monday, February 11, paraded by Oyo State Police Command in Ibadan.
The suspects were identified to be Lawal Wale, aged 34, Saheed Nojeem also aged 34, and Sodiq Mubarak aged 30, was apprehended by detectives of the Oyo State Police Command in Ibadan following a report that some hard currencies were missing from the vault of the new generation bank in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.
The suspects were also alleged to be ritualists according to the intensive investigations carried out on their background as an individual. The three suspects were alleged to have duped a banker of over N16 million.
According to the new Commissioner of Police identified as Mr. Shina Olukolu, who paraded the suspects along with other policemen, stated that an intensive and deep investigation led the team to a bureau de change operator in Ibadan from where the banker obtained $20,000.
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The Commissioner of Police, Shina Olukolu said:
“The syndicate was smashed by our team of detectives. They defrauded Oyewole Olabisi, a cashier working with a new generation bank in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State. “The syndicate hypnotised him and defrauded him of a huge sum both in local and foreign currencies to the tune of N16 million.
“They promised to double the money for him. He obtained US20,000 from Treasure Harmony Bureau de Change in Ibadan through his wife. “He secretly stole some hard currencies from the vault of the bank where he works. When report was made to us, our men got the three suspects arrested.”
According to close sources, the three suspects will soon be charged to court soon once investigations have been concluded in order to ascertain if the three suspects had accomplices.