Police has arrested two suspected fraudsters who hypnotised a sales girl and collected the N1.4 million her boss sent her to deposit in a bank in Oyo state.
The Oyo State Police Command, Eleyele, Ibadan, paraded the suspects, Taiwo Salami (39) and Kamorudeen Amusat (63), on Thursday. Speaking during the parade, the state Commissioner of Police, Shina Olukolu, said the victim (names withheld), was sent by her boss on May 6, at about 11:30 a.m. to deposit N1.4 million at a bank in Dugbe area of the city.
Shina Olukolu said:
“On her way, she was accosted by one of the suspects, Taiwo Salami, who hypnotised her, and having lost her senses, she was taken to an abandoned house at Inalende area of the city, where the cash was collected from her, while the suspects also inflicted several injuries on her.
“On May 8, the victim’s family members reported her disappearance at the divisional police headquarters at Mokola. She was later rescued and taken to the hospital for medical attention.
“The case was then transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, and on June 7, following a tip-off, the suspects were arrested around Eleyele, and upon interrogation, they confessed to the crime,” Olukolu said.
Nigerian Tribune however learnt that the fraudsters who hypnotised the girl, apart from inflicting injuries on the victim, who was a virgin, raped her several times.
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