The Edo State Police Command has arrested a 20-year-old self acclaimed spiritualist, Emmanuel Ebeagbor, Aka Dr Walock, who is allegedly specialised in defrauding women while pretending that he has solutions to their spiritual problems.
NIGERIACRIME learnt that the suspect was apprehended at Uromi, by operatives of the Intelligent Rapid Response Squad in the course of investigations into a case of cyber stalking reported at the station.
The development was reported to the press by the State Commissioner of Police, CP, Funsho Adegboye.
Adegboye disclosed that the suspect requested the sum of N240,000 from a lady to help solve her spiritual problem.
He disclosed that after the victim transferred the money to the suspect’s bank account, he (the suspect) also demanded her nude video.
According to the CP, the suspect asked the woman to record the nude video when she is taking her bath, for spiritual cleansing, and promised to delete it after use.
“She did as he instructed and two weeks later, the suspect demanded for the sum of N400,000, and threatened to post her nude video on the internet,” he said.
The CP said during investigation, the complainant’s nude video and those of other ladies who were the suspect’s victims, were found in his phone.
He said the suspect will soon be charged to court.
In an interview with newsmen, the suspect said he introduced himself to the woman as a spiritualist, and promised to help her.
He said he had lost count of his victims as they are numerous.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in Gombe State, CP Hayatu Usman, announced today that police operatives arrested two individuals involved in separate cases of housebreaking and theft.
According to ASP Mahid Muazu Abubakar, the Police Public Relations Officer, the first incident was reported on January 18, 2024, by Babayo Bilal, a 27-year-old resident, at the Tumfure Police Divisional Office in Akko LGA.
The complaint detailed a burglary that occurred on the previous day at 7 pm, where Dickson Tela, a 39-year-old suspect, broke into a store located at Shango Jauro Tumfure quarters.
He continued, “Tela made away with valuable items, including 20 Major of rice valued at N21,000, 30 Major of maize valued at N18,000, and other items totaling ₦31,000.”
The PPRO said Tela had a prior record of breaking into the same compound a few months ago, where he stole a motorcycle valued at N360,000.
According to Abubakar, personnel attached to Tumfure Police Division arrested Tela.