Police in Lagos have declared wanted a man whose stock-in-trade is using his three wives who pose as witches to defraud unsuspecting victims with false promises to better their lives. The SUN reports:
The suspect, Awosina Folorunsho and his wives Deborah, Hadiza and Folake got busted when Moses Okafor, husband of their latest victim, Helen Okafor trailed his wife to their hideout at Sango Ota in Ogun State. She was alleged to have paid more than N10 million to the syndicate before her husband got wind of their activities.
Despite alleged death threats, Moses summoned the courage and alerted the police at the Lagos State command, Ikeja, where operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, were detailed to storm their hideout in Sango-Ota area of Ogun State where they arrested one of the wives, Deborah while Awosina and the other wives fled the compound.
According to the police, their modus operandi is to advertise in major national dailies. As soon as their victims get in touch with them through the phone numbers on the adverts, they will devise different means including threat to life to extort money from them. Sounding sober, Deborah, an indigene of Ekiti State, claims that her husband is a very popular herbalist in Sango Ota.
“He is a well-known herbalist and has customers across the country. His medicine is very potent, that is why people patronize us. This is an unfortunate situation. No one is after the woman and if I tell her, she will still go to another place and spend that money. It was the devil that took over us because we are genuine persons”, she stated.
According to Deborah, who said she is the first wife, it is a taboo to disobey their husband hence their decision to help his business to grow.