A dreaded 419 shrine discovered by Police detectives at Oke-Woru, Gbaemu, Osogbo, Osun state, has been destroyed and one person arrested.
The Commissioner of Police in Osun State, Mr Fimihan Adeoye, said the shrine was being used for organised crime by fraudsters.
The suspect, Oyegbile Durojaye, confessed that the shrine was set up by a gang of nine fraudsters, who met inside a police cell in Lagos, to dupe people on the pretext of helping them overcome their problems.
According to him: “We usually bring our victims from Lagos and finish the deal here in the shrine in Osogbo. We are using this whole building and no one enters here that would not be scared. .
But it is a mere costume. We have some women among us whose role was to act as witches. We have special rooms decorated in a scary way and we have one elderly man among us whose role was to act as spirit.
My role is to bring our victims to Osogbo from Lagos and present such person to the witches and the spirit in the dead of the night. Then, the witches and the spirit would tell such person to make his demands and pay.” Police detectives are on the trail of other members of the gang.