August 18, 2022

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Election “Juju” Scam: Top Politician Loses N24 Million to Pastor, Alfa

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission announced on Tuesday the arrest of two self-proclaimed spiritualists, Alfa Abiodun Ibrahim and Wale Adifala, for a N24m fraud.

The suspects were accused of conspiring to swindle a prospective House of Representatives member in Ekiti State of money that they claimed would be utilized to acquire spiritual assistance for his political goal.

According to a statement on the EFCC’s website, the men were arrested on July 7, 2022, in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, following a petition alleging that the victim lost his political bid after collecting the alleged money.

He was quoted as saying, “I also linked up on the matter with Ifawole Ajibola (at large), and we continued with the sacrifices together, until we were arrested by the EFCC,”

Ibrahim was also quoted as saying, “Our own was 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.”

During questioning by the agency’s agents, Adifala reportedly admitted to taking money from their victim, including N2.9m, which he claimed was used to purchase black, brown, and white calves, rams, lavender perfume, rings, and other goods to carry out sacrifices at various times.

The anti-graft agency said in a statement on Tuesday that 21 of the suspects were apprehended in a sting operation on Monday, July 25, 2022, in the Apete and Ijokodo areas of Ibadan, Oyo State.
Exotic automobiles, laptop computers, many brands of mobile phones, and several fake documents were among the things confiscated from the accused.

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