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Islamic cleric defrauds man seeking govt appointment, Qur’anic knowledge of N3m, $24,000

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Islamic cleric defrauds man seeking govt appointment, Qur’anic knowledge of N3m, $24,000

The Kaduna Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested a self-proclaimed Islamic cleric Mallam Abdulrashid Imam for allegedly defrauding Arc. Mohammed Dewu of N3 million and $24,000 USD.

Dewu had alleged in a petition that, sometime in October, the suspect fraudulently collected money from him claiming to have the supernatural ability to impact Qur’anic knowledge on him through the aid of Jinns (spirits).

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The anti-graft spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren disclosed this in a statement in Abuja.

He added,

“To facilitate this, the petitioner claimed that the suspect induced him to purchase the following items: Two number of bottle perfume at N70,000; one bottle of special perfume at N160,000; a bottle of perfume for the treatment of his mother’s leg at N550,000; a set of 60 perfumes to activate the Qur’anic verses that will be implanted into his brain by spiritual means at N1,680,000; two mobile phones and SIM cards at N20,000 and thirty buckets of honey that will enable him transfer the Qur’anic verses to his brain at N900,000.

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“The petitioner also alleged that the suspect compelled him to pay the sum of $24,000 for prayers to neutralize the forces preventing from getting a plum appointment which the government had planned for him.

“Upon the suspect’s arrest, a fake blank Qur’an and keys to the room he had been using to con the victim, were recovered”.

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