Oyo police arrest fraudsters who hypnotised girl, raped and collected N1.4m from her
The Oyo State Police Command have arrested two suspected fraudsters, Taiwo Salami (39) and Kamorudeen Amusat (63), who hypnotised a sales girl and collected the N1.4 million her boss sent her to deposit in a bank. They raped her multiple times after hypnotizing her and then collected the money found on her.
Parading the suspects before newsmen yesterday Thursday June 13th, the state Commissioner of Police, Shina Olukolu, said the victim (names withheld), was sent by her boss on May 6th at about 11:30 a.m. to deposit N1.4 million at a bank in Dugbe area of the city.
“On her way, she was accosted by one of the suspects, Taiwo Salami, who hypnotised her, and having lost her senses, she was taken to an abandoned house at Inalende area of the city, where the cash was collected from her, while the suspects also inflicted several injuries on her. On May 8th, the victim’s family members reported her disappearance at the divisional police headquarters at Mokola. She was later rescued and taken to the hospital for medical attention.
“The case was then transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, and on June 7th, following a tip-off, the suspects were arrested around Eleyele, and upon interrogation, they confessed to the crime,” Olukolu said.
One of the suspects, Salami, said when he saw the victim, he sensed she had money and that was how he approached her and hyponotised her.
“She then followed me to Inalende area, where she was kept in a room in an abandoned building and the money collected from her.”
The police commissioner said the suspects would be charged to court upon conclusion of investigation into their crime.