However, when he wouldn’t get healing for his recurring headache, he reportedly petitioned the Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos State, which led to the arrest of the suspected fraudsters.
Following Isiaka’s petition, the Zone 2 command has placed an arrest of suspected five members of the syndicate.
The suspects Alasela Ottun; Yetunde Mustapha, aka Iya Aje Funfun; Ibrahim Jimoh, aka Olobe Aye; Akeem Alabi and Oyegbile Lateef were arrested at their base in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Speaking on the issue, a police source who pleaded anonymity said Isiaka was an in-law of Ottun and had sought counsel from him over a headache which has defied medical intervention.
The source further buttressed that the 45-year-old Ottun, after defrauding the victim some few millions of naira, passed him to Mustapha, who pretended to be a white witch with answers to all his problems.
Mustapha, 32, was said to have colluded with her boyfriend, Jimoh, who perfected a scheme that helped in collecting some millions from him.
“The man was into the oil business. He called Alasela (Ottun), for help. The in-law called Yetunde (Mustapha) to pray for him. From there, she passed information about his case to her boyfriend and they started demanding money from him to cure his headache, which they said was a spiritual attack.
“They eventually collected N25m from him. The man sold all his property, including five vehicles and a building. He also lost his business and became bankrupt. When they knew that the game was up, they threatened to kill him if he told anyone. The man wrote a petition, which the police followed up, and they were arrested.”