A popular Ibadan Fuji musician, Azeez Oloyede better known as Santana has been arrested for duping unsuspecting members of the public in several fake ritual scams.
The 37-year-old Santana who is the leader of a gang was paraded by the Oyo State Police Command on Friday alongside other four members after security operatives uncovered a building suspected to be a den of the fraudsters veiled as a shrine at Oloya Village, Asejire, in Isokan Local Government Area of Osun State.
Others in police net are Sherifat Badamosi (48), Samsondeen Abiola(42), Oriyomi Adebayo (41), and 43-year-old Ayankunle Ayanlowo(all pictured and their shrine and cars).
Police said that the fraudsters have a fake shrine about 30 kilometres outside Ibadan, while their corporate office with the inscription “Obabiolorunkosi Traditional Hospital’ is located in the metropolis at Odo-Ona Elewe/Orita.-Challenge.
It was said that the fraudsters’ modus operandi was deceiving ailing rich individuals to believe they have spiritual power to heal them and in the process duped them of millions of naira.
A significant part of the fraudsters’ loot were said to have been invested in exotic cars among them Toyota Camry , Honda Cross-Tour and Benz 4matic car valued at N4.8milion, N3.5 million and N6 million, which the police have impounded.