The police in Osun State have arrested a serial fraudster, Oyegbile Durojaye, who operated a fake money shrine in the Oke-Woru, Gbaemu area of Osogbo, the state capital, where he used to defraud his unsuspecting victims.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Olafimihan Adeoye, who led police detectives to the 419 shrine and arrested Durojaye while his partners escaped from the scene.
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The suspect has allegedly confessed that the shrine was set up to dupe people on the pretext of helping them to overcome their problems.
Durojaye who spoke during interrogation, explained that he and his gang of nine fraudsters who set up the shrine, met inside a police cell in Lagos and resolved to venture into the business as a way of making money as soon as they get out from the cell.
“We are nine in this business. We met inside a police cell in Lagos and we became friends. It was from there that we planned this business. We are using Osogbo as the base and we set up the shrine here.
We usually bring our victims from Lagos and finish the deal here in the shrine in Osogbo. We are using this whole building and there is no one who enters here that would not be scared. But it is a mere costume.
We have some women among us whose role was to act like witches. We have special rooms decorated in a scary way and we have one elderly man among us whose role was to act as a spirit.
My role is to bring our victims to Osogbo from Lagos and present such a person to the witches and the spirit in the dead of the night. Then, the witches and the spirit would tell such person to make his demands and pay.”
The Police Commissioner who also spoke on the arrest and bursting of the syndicate, said police detectives are on the trail of other members of the gang, assuring that they would be apprehended to face the full wrath of the law.