The love of money is the root of all evil. This was the case with two staff of a new generation bank who wanted to get rich quickly. The bankers, identified only as Temitope and Yusuf, were defrauded by an one Mubarak Abdulahi an Alfa and a prophetess, Bola Ojo, in Lagos.
Everything started when Temitope, a marketer with the bank, met one Ajibola who claimed to be an aide of a renowned politician. She convinced her to assist him with the exchange of $30, 000 to another bank and collect the Naira equivalent. After much persuasion and promise to give her a cut of the deal, Temitope agreed. But she had no money so she told her colleague Yusuf who withdrew the money from a customers account. They both set out to meet Ajibola.
On getting there, she called Ajibolatan to inform him that she was at the bank with the said amount but he sent her another office address and asked her to bring the money to his office, that as politicians, it was not safe for them to move around with large sums of money. She then left her colleague Yusuf, in the car, boarded a motorcycle and went straight to Ajibola’s office at 28, Samson Street Oke-Odo.
When she got there, she did not meet Ajibola, but met Mubarak who hypnotized her, gave her a sponge and soap, prayed for her and collected the money. He also told her to use the soap and sponge to bath, while Bola Ojo spoke from the background as the voice of a purported holy ghost. It was after she had waited for two hours she realized she has been duped. Meanwhile, when the owner of the account contacted Yusuf to ask about the money withdrawn from her account. He assured her the money would be repaid. It was the owner who contacted the Police.
The Police tracked down Abudullahi in Ilogbo in Ogun State, and prophetess Bola Ojo. During interrogation, Abdulahi said, “I am an Alfa and a native doctor. It was my brother, Ajibola that introduced me to Temi.
“She told me that she wants to do money ritual, came to my house at Egbeda for prayers, that she needed to get pregnant and needed money to start her own business as she was tired of her banking job, which had become too stressful.
“I told her to bring N5.8 million to purchase the articles to prepare the rituals that would help her get pregnant, and become as wealthy as she desires.
“She then brought the money which I collected.
“I told her I was going to buy seven camels that have hunch backs to prepare the concoction that will help her get pregnant.
“I have been into fraud for a while. I am married with four children, I am from Ilorin.”
The second suspect, Bola Ojo, said: “I am a prophetess of K&S and founder of K&S Boluwatife Parish, located at Iyana Ipaja.
“I have three children for three different men. He asked me to do prayers for her and afterwards gave me N200,000.
“I know he is an Alfa and most times, I call him to help me perform rituals for my clients. But Alfa is not my man friend.”
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