FOR obtaining money under false pretence, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, Police Command, has arrested a fake prophet, Bola Wasiu Adebola.
FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Babaji Sunday announced the arrest in a brief on recent successes by the command’s operatives.
He said detectives from the anti-violent crime section arrested Wasiu for obtaining money under false pretence.
The 45-year-old was said to have fraudulently obtained money from his victims under the guise of fortune telling.
Wasiu allegedly defrauded a victim of N800,000 before he was arrested around Area One in Abuja.
Also, operatives from the Bwari Division foiled a kidnap attempt by Nyale Kachia, Sani Damina and Yusuf Samaila.
The suspects confessed that they tried to abduct Kachia’s uncle along the Bwari axis.
Exhibits recovered from the suspects include one machete and two sticks.
Similarly, the anti-kidnapping section arrested one Salihu Musa, 30, along the Kwali axis.
The suspect admitted to his crime of supplying food items and drugs to kidnappers in the area.
Also nabbed was a syndicate who staged the kidnap of members of their families and demanded ransom.
The gang members, Adamu Jibrin, 37, Mohammed Dahiru Husseini, 38, and Abubakar Ya’u, 35, were arrested in Karshi.
They threatened to kidnap a brother to Adamu Jibrin and collected N750,000 before letting him be.
CP Sunday said all the suspects will be charged to court at the end of investigations.