Lagos 'Babalawo' In Court Over Alleged Dollar Scam
Ismail Abdul is a business man based in Lagos.
He says he has been facing some financial challenges and decided to look beyond the recession in search of the cause for his down time.
Abdul learnt he has spiritual problems so he was introduced to Adeleke Isiaka (popularly known as Alfa).
After their first meeting the 45-year-old spiritualist diagnosed Abdul's problem. It was a small matter that need immediate cleaning.
Some materials needed to be bought and a permanent solution found that would outlive his generation. The price to pay was 8.5 million naira. Abdul hurriedly paid and awaited the miracle which never came.
After several months, Isiaka asked for more money to strengthen the process and improve the ritual.
Abdul ran to report the case to the police and the matter landed in court.
The accused is charged with a three-count offence of conspiracy, obtaining money by pretense and stealing.
He, however, denied the charge.
The Prosecutor, Sylvester Azubuike of the Special Fraud Unit, Lagos, told the court that the accused committed
the offences sometime in March 2013 at Abdul Oladejo Avenue, Mokore Town, Wawa off Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Justice Muslim Hassan granted the accused bail in the sum of N1 million with one surety in like sum and that the surety must provide three years tax clearance.
He ordered that the accused should be remanded in prison pending when the bail conditions would be satisfied.