The Oyo State Police Command has arrested three internet fraudsters, who had allegedly been using 'charms' to hypnotize victims into parting with their money and valuable properties.
The Command's spokesperson, SP Adekunle Ajisebutu,who confirmed the arrest in a statement made available to journalists said the suspects, Lanre,26, Sukanmi,28 and 26-year-old Opeyemi were picked up from their hideout at Soka area, Ibadan, at about 6.30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 16, following a tip-off.
"The suspects who had been elusive for some time now, were eventually arrested after several days of intelligence gathering and painstaking investigation carried out by the police," said the PPRO.
"During interrogation, the suspects confessed to being internet fraudsters and had defrauded many innocent victims they referred to as ‘clients’ of their hard-earned money in Naira and foreign currencies. They also disclosed that they often use charms to facilitate their illicit business. This they did by hypnotising victims and ‘commanding’ them to part with their Dollars and valuable properties. They further disclosed that those who had fallen victims included foreign nationals and Nigerians."
Ajisebutu revealed that exhibits recovered from them included four assorted laptops and charms.