Suspect Arrested As Police Bust 419 Shrine In Osun State (Photos)
The Commissioner of Police in Osun State, Mr Fimihan Adeoye, on Tuesday led police detectives to a 419 shrine at Oke-Woru, Gbaemu area in Osogbo, capital of Osun State and dismantled it.
One of the fraudsters arrested at the shrine, Oyegbile Durojaye confessed that the shrine was set up to dupe people on the pretext of helping them to overcome their problems.
The suspect explained that the shrine was set up by a gang of nine fraudsters who met inside a police cell in Lagos and resolved to venture into the con business as a way of making money as soon as they get out from the cell.
In a chat with Daily Trust, the suspect said “We are nine in this business. We met inside a police cell in Lagos and we became friend. It was from there that we planned this business. We are using Osogbo as the base and we set up the shrine here.”
“We usually bring our victims from Lagos and finish the deal here in the shrine in Osogbo. We are using this whole building and no one enters here that would not be scared. But it is a mere costume. We have some women among us whose role was to act as witches”.
He assured that they would be apprehended to face the full wrath of the law.