Alfa Dupes Woman Of N350k After Promising Her He Could Multiply The Money To N5m

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The Maroko Police Division in the Lekki area of Lagos State
has arrested a self-acclaimed Alfa, Alhaji Ibrahim Ahamido, for allegedly
defrauding a trader, Sarah Moses.
According to reports, Ahamido collected N350,000 from Moses,
promising to boost her business by turning the money to N5m.
He was, however, alleged to have fled with the money, after
giving his girlfriend, Hawa Musa, N100,000 to “renew their love”.

A source explained that the victim had been introduced to
Ahamido sometime in December, 2015, in a restaurant in Lekki. Ahamido was said
to have boasted special powers that could make him multiply money after
prayers.
The source said, “The woman initially did not believe. So,
he promised to help her bring out her child, who at the time was arrested by
the police for an offence he committed.
“He prepared some concoction for her, and just like that,
the woman’s son was released. That immediately convinced her and she trusted
him.”
She was said to have asked him for help concerning her
business, which was not doing well.
The suspect reportedly asked her to give him N350, 000 so he
could turn it to N5m. Moses said she believed him, and gave him the money.
She said, “I told him I would be travelling to Ghana in
December 2015, and I would return in January 2016. He gave me something to put
under my pillow. He said when I return from my trip, I should check the pillow
and the N5m would be there.
“When I returned, I checked under the pillow, but I did not
see any money. I called him to inform him, and he said it was my fault because
I did not come back on time. He said the money came out from the container he
gave me, but when I did not pack it on time, it went back.
“He asked me to pay another N9,000 so that he could make
another charm to repair the damage. It was after I gave him the money and he
disappeared that I knew I was dealing with a fraudster.”
She said she reported the case to the police, and after a
manhunt, Ahamido was arrested.
The 47-year-old suspect, however, said he did not mean to
dupe the trader, adding that he tried to multiply the money, but failed.
While denying taking up to N350,000 from his victim, he told
the police that he gave N100,000 to his girlfriend.
“I did not collect up to N350,000 from her, and she even
gave me the money piecemeal. The total is N150,000. I will refund the money
since her blood was not compatible with the prayers,” he said.
His girlfriend, Musa, denied collecting N100,000 from him.
She said, “I came to Lagos about 15 years ago. It was about
three months ago that Alhaji came to me and said he wanted to date me. Three
days later, he bought a wrapper for me. I did not know where he got it from.
When he continued buying me more wrappers, I suspected something was wrong and
I started keeping them so that if a police case arose, I would be able to
defend myself. He bought me only four wrappers. He never gave me any N100,
000.”
The police, however, arraigned the duo before an Igbosere
Magistrate’s Court on two counts of obtaining under false pretences.
The charge read in part,
“That you, Ibrahim Ahamido, and Hawa Musa, on February 22,
2016, at Marwa Waterside, Lekki, Lagos, in the Eti-osa Local Government Area,
in the Lagos Magisterial District, did obtain by false pretences the sum of
N340,000 from one Sarah Moses, with the pretence of making more money for her.”
The police prosecutor, Sergeant Cyriacus Osuji, said the
offences were punishable under sections 409 and 312 of the Criminal Law of
Lagos State, Nigeria, 2011.
While Ahamado pleaded guilty to the charge, his girlfriend,
Musa, said she was not guilty and elected summary trial.
The magistrate, Mrs. J.O.A. Adepoju, admitted her to bail in
the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
She adjourned the case till March 2 for facts and sentence
of Musa.

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