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Police parades self-styled herbalists in Osun – Daily Post Nigeria

The Osun State Police Command on Wednesday paraded some suspected fraudsters who were acting under the pretext of being herbalists.

The individuals, Yusuf Taofeek, Jimoh Sheriff, and many others now at large, whose age ranges between 20 and 21 had set up a fake shrine at Ifon -Osun, a sleepy town in Osun State, for the purpose of defrauding unsuspected residents of the state.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Adeoye Fimihan, who addressed journalists at the Force headquarters in Osogbo said the suspects were arrested on October 6, 2017, upon a tip-off by some vigilant residents of Jamodo junction, Ifon-Osun, where their shrine was uncovered by the police.

He added that the shrine was headed by one Sehidu Aliu, also known as ‘Alaga,’ who is currently at large.

“The syndicates specialise in duping and defrauding unsuspecting members of the public under the pretence of being herbalists and to make money rituals for them.

“Investigation led to the discovery of their den/shrine at Isangbe Village in Ifon-Osun, where outrageous number of statues made of cement, carved wood, foams, assorted charms, cloths, empty schnapps bottles used for sacrifice and some containing snakes and lizards, to the purported Sango (god of thunder).

“One of the movable statues was removed to be tendered as exhibit. Also arrested is Yusuf Taofeek, 21, met hiding in the ceiling of the house of Sehidu Aliu, aka Alaga, the zone II gang leader, with a cutlass.

“Other items recovered from the suspects are one unregistered Toyota Camry saloon car and two Bajaj boxer motorcycles. Fifteen other members of the syndicate are at large.

“We appreciate members of the public for their cooperation and we appeal that they continue to give us useful information that could help in making Osun a safe place to live”, Fimihan said.

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