3 Islamic Clerics arrested by police for fraud, rape in Abeokuta

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The three suspects

Three self-acclaimed Islamic clerics who specialized in defrauding unsuspecting members of the public have been arrested by the police in Ogun State.

The suspected fraudsters were also accused of having unlawful carnal knowledge of their female victims.

The suspects, identified as Aliu Abdulfatai, 50; Sule Adebayo, 36 and Lekan Olokodana, 31, were reportedly arrested following a report by one of their victims.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident on Tuesday, said a female victim (name withheld) reported at Adigbe Police Station that she was duped of N70,000 by the suspects and also raped by one of them.

Oyeyemi disclosed that investigation revealed that one of the suspects had used the proceeds of their fraudulent act to build a private school in Ikorodu, Lagos State.

The police spokesman stated that the suspects got in contact with the female victim, who is a marketer with real estate company, on the pretext that they wanted to purchase a large expanse of land