A fake herbalist made a startling revelation yesterday of how a member of staff of a new generation banks approached him for money ritual then called the police when the magic failed to work.
According to Vanguard the suspect, Seyi Ade, a holder of the Ordinary National Diploma, OND in Business Administration from Ibadan Polytechnic, collected N2.5 million from the banker to prepare the concoction two months ago.
However, trouble started after the concoction failed to yield expected results, following which the banker called in the police.
Ade with his wares after he was arrested
During his interrogation at a Lagos police station, Ade confessed to being a fake herbalist who fleeced his clients.
“I was initiated as a herbalist in 2011, after I was duped as a clearing agent,” Ade said to reporters.
“One of my clients was Lekan, a banker. He later approached me for money ritual and after discussing with some of my colleagues, they said I should collect N2.5 million from him.
“I prepared a soap and instructed him to put it under a box until the next day. I told him he would find the exact amount on the left side when he goes to check the next day.
“I knew it would not work. I only wanted to extort him. When he started disturbing me with phone calls, I stopped using that phone and relocated to another area in Ijebu-Ode.
“I was arrested by men of the Rapid Response Squad in Ijebu-Ode. I regret my actions. I only wanted to make quick money. Besides, I shared the amount with five other colleagues. I only got N500,000 as my share.”
Lagos State Commissioner of Police Mr Fatai Owoseni said the suspect will be charged in court at a later date. He did not disclose if he would be released on bail.