Barber “Abiodun David” Turned Herbalist In Police Net Over N4m Fraud
A 47-year-old barber who has turned to herbalist, Abiodun David is presently languishing at the Zonal Intervention Squad, ZIS, of the Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos over N4 million fraud.
The self-acclaimed herbalist had allegedly defrauded a US-based Nigerian, one Mr. Kazeem to the tune of N4 million.
Kazeem was tricked by the suspect when he came to Nigeria sometimes ago via SMS he received on his telephone.
According to the victim, strange PIN numbers of a recharge card showed on his phone while in Nigeria, after which a call came, begging that the message was not meant for him.
Shortly after Kazeem had deleted the SMS, the suspect, David called back to hypnotize the victim with a fake scary vision that would need a special charm to rebuke.
That was the beginning of predicament for the US-based Nigerian as the suspect continuously collected money from him and warned that he should not reveal the secret to anybody.
Disturbed by the antics of the fake herbalist, Kazeem refused to send money to him from his base in the US.
He was threatened with death and to allay his fear, Kazeem informed the ZIS, of the Zone 2 Police Command who consequently arrested the fraudster.
Confessing, Herbalist David told the police that he actually collected some money from his victim but was not up to N4 million.
He said, “Truly I’m an herbalist and I have helped many people to do charm. I charged Kazeem N320, 000 to do charm of progress for him and he only sent the money in installments as N180, 000, N80,000 and N60, 000.”