Indigenous doctor arrested for raping and cheating a woman out of 10.4m naira

Men from the Ekiti State Police Command have arrested a man, identified as Nurudeen Ibrahim, for defrauding a woman (names withheld) of N10.4 million.

Ibrahim, who claimed to be an indigenous doctor, also allegedly raped the 50-year-old woman several times.

State Police Commissioner Mr Moronkeji Adesina who paraded the suspect alongside other criminals past reporters in Ado Ekiti yesterday said he was arrested last Friday by state officers command anti-fraud unit.

The victim said he met Ibrahim in Aramoko-Ekiti, the state’s Ekiti West local government headquarters, in September 2019 when his business was regressing.

The businesswoman said she was told to meet the man for certain rituals to make her business flourish and stabilize.

She said that the herbalist, between September 2019 and 2021, collected the sum of 8 million naira by bank transfer and an additional 2.4 million naira in cash to cover the cost of the rituals.

The woman said the suspect had illegal carnal intercourse with her more than three times and threatened her with death if she told anyone, including her husband.

But she decided to open up to her family members after she started noticing negative signs all over her body as she could no longer get her period, after losing her business and becoming very ill.

A family member later notified the police, which led to the herbalist’s arrest.

The suspect admitted that he only collected N8 million from the woman to help with her prayers to boost her business.

Police said the suspect would be brought to justice.

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