Fake Hindu monk defrauds trader of N167,000


Fake Hindu monk defrauds trader of N167,000

A fake Hindu monk identified as Raphael Ekechi, has been arrested by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team in Ogun State for defrauding a second-hand clothes trader, Emmanuel Ekpe, of N167,000.


The 36-year-old trader had approached the magician for a business boom, but was given a substance which never worked. Ekechi was tracked down to Alagbado area of Lagos State, after the case was reported at the IRT office in Abeokuta on July 8, 2019. 


The 50-year-old fake magician when paraded before newsmen, said he went into fraud after his electronics business failed. He said; 


“I am from Izza in Ebonyi State and I have four children. One day, I travelled to Accra, Ghana, to buy goods worth N3m and Customs operatives seized them. I became frustrated and could not find any means to get money to continue my business.

“I found out that some Nigerians are desperate to get rich quickly and I decided to use my brain to get what I want. I…

Source: Linda Ikeji