The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested two self-acclaimed spiritualists for allegedly conspiring to defraud an aspiring House of Representatives member in Ekiti State.
Reports: the EFCC gave the names of the spiritualists as Alfa Abiodun Ibrahim and Wale Adifala but failed to provide the identity of the aspiring House of Representatives member.
According to the anti-graft agency, Ibrahim and Adifala connived with one Ifawole Ajibola (aka Baba Kalifa), who is currently on the run, to defraud the aspiring House of Representatives member of the total sum of N24,071,000.
The spiritualists claimed that the N24 million was to be used to secure spiritual help for the political ambition of the aspiring politician.
They were arrested on July 7, 2022 in Ado-Ekiti by operatives of the Lagos Command of EFCC, following a petition against them, alleging that after collecting the said sum, the whole efforts came to a dead end.
Under interrogation, Adifala, admitted to collecting the sums of money from their victim, including N2.9 million, which he claimed was used to buy black, brown and white cows, rams, lavender perfume, rings among other items, to carry out sacrifices at different times.
“I also linked up on the matter with Ifawole Ajibola, and we continued with the sacrifices together, until we were arrested by EFCC,” he said.
Ibrahim, who was the one who had prior contact with the victim, admitted to collecting money at different times.
“Our own is just to pray and do the necessary sacrifices, which we did, and to leave the rest to God, however, along the line, the zoning for the Reps seat was taken away from Oye-Ekiti to Ikole-Ekiti,” he said.
“They were arrested along with some of their instruments of trade. They will soon be arraigned in court,” the EFCC said in a statement.