The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission announced on Tuesday that it had detained Alfa Abiodun Ibrahim and Wale Adifala, two self-described spiritualists, in connection with a N24 million fraud.
The accused allegedly planned to steal the funds from an aspirant to the House of Representatives in Ekiti State, saying that they would be used to acquire spiritual support for the man's political ambitions.
The men were detained on July 7, 2022, in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, in response to a petition filed against them saying that the victim lost his political bid after they received the alleged cash, according to a statement on the EFCC's website.
Adifala reportedly confessed to taking the money from their victim during questioning by the agency's operatives, including N2.9 million, which he claimed was used to buy black, brown, and white calves, rams, lavender perfume, rings, among other things, to perform sacrifices at various times.
Ibrahim was also quoted as saying, “Our own was just to pray and do the necessary sacrifices, which we did, and to leave the rest to God. However, along the line, the zoning for the reps seat was taken away from Oye-Ekiti to Ikole-Ekiti.”©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.