Lawrence Ayeni, 78, and four others, Ifashola Babatunde, 44, Akin Ono, 25, Yusuf Akorede, 30, and Adetifa Ishola, 45, were captured yesterday in Ekiti state, for supposedly cheating a Nigerian situated in the U.S., Okechukwu Omeniho, of N300,000.Ayeni, a presumed ritualist, was captured close by the four others, inside a shrubbery at Iwaro, Oke Ila Quarters of Ado-Ekiti, where they were performing ceremonies on Omeniho, who was accepted to have been enchanted, under the appearance of pacifying the divine forces of fortunes and thriving for him.
Omeniho is a representative who hails from Owerri, Imo State, however lives in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. The NSCDC Commandant in Ekiti, Donatus Ikemefuna, who paraded them, said:“Omeniho cried uncontrollably when we arrested him alongside these wicked people. He was even asking about where he was because he had been charmed. They had collected money from him. He could not explain how he fell into their hands and committed such a huge amount of money to people he had never met before after being tricked from his base.”