Police arrests Islamic cleric for scamming victims of N5.4m

Ejes Gist newspaper reports that, Abdul Salami Yakub, an Islamic cleric, has been detained for allegedly scamming several members of the public in Ogun State.

The suspect was arrested after Rukayat Ibrahim filed a complaint with the Commissioner of Police claiming that the suspect cheated her and her younger sister, Oluwaseun Ibrahim, of N5.475 million. Yakub claimed to have a spiritual remedy to her daughter’s problem, according to Rukayat.

After a search of his home, a masquerade head, several charms, and magic pots were discovered.


DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the spokesperson for the Ogun State Police Force, also warned Nigerians to be careful about who they seek spiritual help from.

Meanwhilee, Burna Boy, Damini Ogulu’s stage name, is the first Nigerian musician to perform a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden in New York, grossing over N3 billion in ticket sales alone.

Tickets ranged in price from $80 to $2,125, with an average of $350. According to BusinessDay calculations, average sales of N145,365.50 ($350) multiplied by the total available capacity for a music concert in the arena of 20,789 equals $7,276,150, or roughly N3,022,003,379.50, at the current exchange rate of N415.33.

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