EFCC Arrests Islamic Cleric, Herbalist For Duping Aspirant N24m - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Wednesday, July 27, 2022

EFCC Arrests Islamic Cleric, Herbalist For Duping Aspirant N24m

EKITI - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arrested two self-acclaimed spiritualists, one Alfa Abiodun Ibrahim and Wale Adifala, who along with one Ifawole Ajibola (a.k.a Baba Kalifa currently on the run), allegedly conspired to defraud an Aspirant for a House of Representatives seat in Ekiti State, of the total sum of N24,071,000 which they claimed was to be used to secure spiritual help for his political ambition.

EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said the duo was arrested on July 7, 2022 in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, following a petition against them, alleging that after collecting the said sum, the whole efforts came to a dead end.

The EFCC said under interrogation by operatives, Adifala admitted to collecting the sums of money from their victim, including N2.9 million, which he claimed was used to buy black, brown, and white cows, rams, lavender perfume, rings, among other items, to carry out sacrifices at different times.

The suspect said, “I also linked up on the matter with Ifawole Ajibola, and we continued with the sacrifices together, until we were arrested by EFCC.”

Ibrahim, who was the one who had prior contact with the victim, admitted collecting money at different times.

“Our own is just to pray and do the necessary sacrifices, which we did, and to leave the rest to God, however, along the line, the zoning for the Reps seat was taken away from Oye-Ekiti to Ikole-Ekiti,” the other suspect said.

The EFCC said they were arrested along with some of their instruments of trade and will soon be arraigned in court.

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