Written by akbc on April 17, 2020
An Ikeja Special Offences Court has remanded three
spiritualists in Ikoyo Correctional facility for allegedly
defrauding a couple, Dr. and Mrs. Lateef Olademeji Bello of
The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC)
charged the three men, Morufu Yahya Adewale, Omitogun
Ajayi and Ajisegiri Abiodun before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo.
They were arraigned on a two-count charge of obtaining
money by false pretenses and advance fee fraud.
The EFCC prosecutor, Nkereuwen Anana told the court that
the defendants sometime in May 2018 obtained the sum of
N675 million from the complaints about the purpose of
conducting prayers for the spiritual cleansing of their son and
They were said to have tricked the couple into believing that
the money would be returned after the prayers but failed to
The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Justice Taiwo, after taking submissions from the parties
adjourned the matter till March 23 for the hearing of the bail
She ordered the defendants to be remanded at the Ikoyi
correctional center pending the hearing of bail application.