A group of men suspected of using charms to defraud people, particularly in the Abuja area of Nigeria, have been arrested by police operatives from Zone 7 in Abuja.
The suspects were apprehended during a raid in Jikwoyi and Orozo along Karu, the FCT Area of Abuja, on April 5.
The three suspects, identified as Uluko Adukwu (28 years old), Salisu Aduh (38 years old), and Adams Halilu (24 years old), were arrested along with two boys aged 11 and 13, who are believed to be their victims. All the suspects are residents of Abuja and from Kogi State.
According to a statement by SP Istifanus Sunday Bako, the suspects have confessed to using charms to defraud people, particularly by giving charms to cybercriminals and internet fraudsters, also known as “Yahoo Plus,” who then use the charms on their victims.
This has resulted in the death of some victims. During the operation, the police recovered three empty caskets, a Toyota Prado Jeep, a Lexus 330 Car, and fifteen mobile phones. Clothing and women’s underwear believed to belong to the deceased victims were also found at the scene.
AIG Kayode Egbetokun (now DIG Kayode Egbetokun) has encouraged people to be careful where they worship and to report any suspicious activities to the police.