Men of Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 41years old self acclaimed herbalist Bidemi Idowu with various local and foreign currencies suspected to be fake.
Trouble started for the herbalist cum fraudster when one Basiru Amosun reported at Imeko Divisional headquarters on the 21/11/2017 that the suspect fraudulently collected the sum of #400,000 from his 21yrs old son Habeeb Amosun under the pretence that he will prepare a money doubling charm for him.
Consequently, he gave a drinking concoction for the victim which made him to develop serious stomach disorder.
Upon the report, the DPO CSP Ajose Muhammed detailed detectives to effect the arrest of the suspect with a search warrant to search his house.
On searching the house, the sum of #400,000 allegedly collected from the victim was recovered.
Also recovered were 59 pieces of 1,000 fake CFA, I piece of 50 US Dollars, 600 pieces of fake #1,000 notes and assorted charms.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police CP Ahmed Iliyasu has directed that the suspect be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.
He equally appealed to parents to educate their children on the reason why they should desist from unnecessary quest for quick money.
ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi, PPRO,
For: CP, Ogun State Command.
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