Fake Herbalist Dupes 10, Arrested

•Gbenga Ogunmefun

•Gbenga Ogunmefun, the fake herbalist

•Gbenga Ogunmefun, the fake herbalist
•Gbenga Ogunmefun, the fake herbalist

A suspected fraudster who posed as a herbalist, an estate agent and phone repairer to dupe at least ten people of various sums of money, has been nabbed by his victims at Ijagemo area of Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.

P.M.NEWS learnt that Gbenga Ogunmefun posed as a herbalist and collected N30,000 from a housewife simply called Morufa.

But he was unable to heal her of her ailment and refused to refund her money.

The suspect who lives in Bada compound, Baba Fatia’s house, Ijagemo, allegedly collected phones and cash  from a man called Aro, a lady called Vivian and  another woman known as Iya Falda.

It was gathered Ogunmefun who claimed to come from Odeda in Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State, also posed as an estate agent and allegedly collected N20,000 from Joseph Sunday but he failed to provide him accommodation or refund his money.

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When some of the victims dragged Ogunmefun before High Chief Hakeem Babatunde Balogun, he admitted duping the people and promised to refund whatever he swindled from them.

After an initial deposit of N10,000, the supect signed an undertaking to pay N7,000 monthtly instalment until he had paid the money he extorted from his victims.

In the undertaking signed by his wife, Mrs. Reginje Ogunmefun as a witness, dated 29 July, 2013, the suspect promised to refund all the phones in his custody to their owners.

—Moyo Fabiyi