Popular Ikorodu-based Islamic scholar arrested for allegedly defrauding US-based man of N105m

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Operatives of the Zone 2 Police Command, comprising Lagos and Ogun have arrested a popular Ikorodu-based Islamic scholar, Alhaji Afeez Uthman for allegedly hypnotizing and duping a US-based man of over N105 million.

The Islamic scholar was arrested alongside his wife, Alhaja Mushirafat Kekelomo, a herbalist and three other accomplices, who allegedly took part in the fraud.

Parading the suspects before newsmen on Monday, August 7, 2023, the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of the zone, Muhammed Ali, said the alfa also abducted his victim’s wife and children and kept them in his house for about thirteen years.

“On July 17, 2023, Mr Animashaun Oluwasegun also known as Afeez Uthman brought a petition of Criminal conspiracy, compelling action by intimidation obtaining by false pretence, threat to kill, suspected ritualist, stealing, criminal charms and conducted to cause to breach of peace against one Alhaji Afeez Uthman Imole Ayo and Alhaja Mushirafat Kekelomo Salaam, Saheed Ajayi Uthma Temidayo Rashmon and others at large,” Ali stated.

“Based on the petition, the Assistant Inspector General of Police detailed detectives from the Zonal Anti-Piracy Unit who immediately swung into action and got the suspects arrested namely (1) Alh. Afeez Uthman Imoleayo, (2) Mr. Ramon Temidayo Uthman (3) Saidi Ajayi (4) Alhaja Monsurat Salami (5) Kikelomo ‘f’ and others who are still at large who conspired, abducted the complainant’s wife and children through which the total sum of One Hundred and Five Million Naira (105,000,000.00) was obtained with a written threat to kill the complainant and his family members

“The principal suspects, Alh. Afeez Uthman Imoleayo and his cronies also falsified the complainant’s children’s birth certificates and also compelled the complainant to relinquish all his properties to him,” the AIG added.

“Consequently, when the principal suspect, Alh. Afeez Uthman Imoleayo was interrogated, he admitted the allegations against him for obtaining the alleged sum of One Hundred and Five Million Naira (N105,000,000.00,”

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