Police arrest herbalist for rape, cheating N10m woman in Ekiti

Ekiti State Police Command on Thursday announced the arrest of a herbalist identified simply as Nurudeen for allegedly raping and obtaining money worth N10.4 from a woman who sought spiritual help from him in Aramoko-Ekiti, the local government area of ​​Ekiti West State.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Sunday Abutu, who paraded the herbalist along with other suspected criminals at command headquarters in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday, noted that the suspect raped the 50-year-old woman several times under the pretense of performing a spiritual cleansing for her business.

The police spokesperson added that the suspect threatened that the victim would die if she informed anyone, saying: “The victim decided to open up to her relatives after she started noticing negative signs all over her body, her period. lost her business and became very ill, after which a relative called the police, leading to the herbalist’s arrest.”

Abutu said: “The victim explained that she met Nurudeen in Aramoko-Ekiti sometime in September 2019 when her business was declining and was told to meet with him for some rituals to help her business thrive and stabilize.

She said that between September 2019 and 2021, the herbalist collected eight million Naira (N8,000,000:00) through bank transfers and another two million, four hundred thousand Naira (N2,400,000:00) in cash from her as the cost of the rituals.

“She went on to say that the suspect has had illegitimate fleshly knowledge of her more than three times since then and threatened that she will die if she informs anyone, including her husband.”

He revealed that the suspect confessed to committing the crime and collected only N8 million from the victim, adding that the herbalist was due to appear in court soon.

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Police arrest herbalist for rape, cheating N10m woman in Ekiti

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