Herbalist allegedly defrauds man of N190m to cure illness


Afeez Hanafi

An herbalist, Adeniyi Adewunmi, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly swindling an ailing businessman out of N190m.

The 43-year-old reportedly collected the sum from the complainant, one Lawrence Akanbi, in tranches on the pretext that he would help him find cure to his illness.

PUNCH  Metro learnt that Adewunmi and Akanbi struck a relationship sometime in February 2016 when the businessman consulted him in the Ajao Estate area of the state, seeking medicines for diabetes, asthma and deliverance from a spiritual attack.

The police alleged that Akanbi paid part of the sum to the herbalist in cash and made several deposits into his bank account.

The suspect was said to have come up with different gimmicks to sustain the alleged fraud each time the victim was suspicious.

It, however, dawned on him that he had been hoodwinked when his illness…

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