Three men who are suspected to be ritualists, who according to reports duped a banker of N16 million were yesterday, paraded by Oyo State Police Command in Ibadan.
The suspects who are Lawal Wale (34), Saheed Nojeem (34), and Sodiq Mubarak (30) were arraigned by detectives after a report that some foreign currencies were missing from the vault of the new generation bank in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.
Mr. Shina Olukolu, the new Commissioner of Police, who paraded the suspects along with others, revealed that an intensive investigation led the police to a bureau de change operator in Ibadan from where the banker obtained $20,000. He said:
“The syndicate was smashed by our team of detectives. They defrauded Oyewole Olabisi, a cashier working with a new generation bank in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.
“The syndicate hypnotized him and defrauded him of a huge sum both in local and foreign currencies to the tune of N16 million. “They promised to double the money for him. He obtained US20,000 from Treasure Harmony Bureau de Change in Ibadan through his wife. “He secretly stole some hard currencies from the vault of the bank where he works. When the report was made to us, our men got the three suspects arrested.”