A fake cleric, Mohammed Mohammed, 42, was on Tuesday arraigned before an Ilorin Magistrates’ Court, Kwara for allegedly defrauding one Abdulkareem Abiodun of N17 million under false pretext.
The accused was arrested following a petition written on Sept. 5 to the Commissioner of Police, Kwara State Command, by Abiodun of No. 78, Salami Zubairu Street, Ilorin that the accused defrauded him.
According to the victim, the accused deceitfully introduced himself as an Alfa and also claimed that he has a connection with the Saudi Arabian Government.
The victim alleged that the accused told him that he won a contract with the department in charge of displaced people in the Northern part of Nigeria and needed money to execute it.
Thereafter, the accused was said to have dishonestly collected N17 million from the victim under the pretext of making him his business associate.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Alhassan Jubri,l said that the accused was one of the notorious criminals who went around the state and swindled unsuspecting citizens of their hard earned money.