EFCC Arrests Three ‘Spiritualists’ for N16m Get-Rich-Quick Scheme in Borno



Operatives of Maiduguri Zonal Command of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested a self-acclaimed spiritualist, Mohammed Ibrahim and his accomplice, Ibrahim Abubakar for  allegedly defrauding  one Mohammed Gaji of sum of N16, 000,000.00 (Sixteen Million Naira) under the guise of conducting spiritual prayers to make him (Gaji) rich.

They were arrested at Sabon Bolori, behind Chad Basin, State, in course of investigation a petition written against Mohammed Gaji, alleging that he misappropriated N22.2million given to him by petitioner, Mohammed Alhaji Bukar to establish a cattle ranch business.

But rather than invest money as planned, Gaji gave Mohammed Ibrahim, ( spiritualist) N16million of N22.2million for prayers so he could get rich.

Upon Gaji’s arrest, he admitted squandering money given to him for and confessed giving N16million to spiritualists who promised to make him rich.

During raid, a large hole covered with animal skin with a centre table placed on it was discovered in room, where Mohammed’s accomplice, Abubakar used as a hiding place; pretending to be a ‘‘genie’’.

Gaji claimed he was given a precious stone, a small iron box containing a white piece of cloth and some currencies with instructions to fast for three months and one day before he could get rich.

Items recovered from spiritualists include white pieces of clothes with Arabic inscriptions, calabashes, animal skins, animal horn, currencies and two small iron boxes.

suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.