For 42-year-old Semiu Odediran, the best way to recover from being duped is to also engage in crime and earn more cash the same way he lost his.

Odediran claimed to have once been duped in Lagos, where he lost all he had. So, he decided, if you can’t beat them, you join them.

He returned to Apomu, the headquarters of Isokan local government area of Osun state, and ventured into fake traditional medicine practice, duping many in the process.

Semiu who is now in police net, is claiming ignorance of the law as he begged for forgiveness.

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"I was in Lagos before I was duped by some fraudsters. I had to find means to survive due to huge responsibilities on me," he said.

He was paraded on Tuesday along with of five suspects who were arrested for printing fake currencies and duping unsuspecting members of the public.

The Osun police boss, Fimihan Adeoye, said that some of the suspects belonging to the fake currency syndicate were nabbed by the police in Ile Ife while investigation also led to further arrests in Lagos.

Fimihan disclosed that investigation is still on-going and the command is trying to find out if there are others who are engaging in the illegality.

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