Muhammed Muritala, Islamic Cleric, woman abscond with N30m jewelry in Kwara
Muhammed Muritala, an Islamic cleric, and Olajumoke Fafemi, his accomplice, have been ordered to remain in custody at the Federal Correctional Center in Madala, Ilorin, Kwara State, until February 2, 2023 by Chief Magistrate Mr. Kamson Gbadeyan.
The two defendants were charged with five offenses totaling criminal conspiracy, breach of trust, trespass, theft, and obtaining money by deception or fraud at the Chief Magistrate Court in Ilorin.
According to the prosecution, the pair defrauded Muslimat Fagbemi of N300,000 that they fraudulently acquired under the pretense of curing her illness.
Additionally, the prosecution claimed that the defendants took the victim’s gold jewelry, which they claimed was tainted with an evil spirit.
According to the prosecution, the offenses violated Sections 97, 312, 348, and 287 of the Penal Code as well as Section 1(3) of the Act of 2006’s Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offenses Act, both of which carry the same penalties.
According to the police first information report, Muslimat Fagbemi, the complainant, claimed that Olajumoke had introduced Muritala to her as a cleric who could cure her of her leg condition.
“The pair planned together and deceitfully obtained N300,000 from the complainant in the name of curing her leg disease.
“On February 2, 2022, you, Muhammed Muritala, went to the complainant’s home and tricked her into taking all of her gold jewelry outside so you could spray them with spiritual water because there was an evil spirit in her room, and she had put them on her bed.
The charge continued, “You then gave her a bottle of prepared prayer water and told her to go wash her leg in the backyard; and before she returned, you (and Olajumoke) fled with her gold jewelries valued at N30m.”
Muritala confessed, according to the prosecutor Gbenga Ayeni, to conspiring with Olajumoke to defraud the complainant of N300,000 and that the two of them broke into the complainant’s bedroom and stole the jewels.
He claimed that a portion of the stolen jewelry had been recovered as a result of police investigation.
Magistrate Gbadeyan Kamson, who presided over the case, ruled that the two accused individuals should be kept in remand and that the case be continued for hearing on February 2, 2023.
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