Daily Trust reports that Osun state's Commissioner of Police, Fimihan Adeoye and some police detectives have busted an evil 419 shrine located at Oke-Woru, Gbaemu area in Osogbo, capital of Osun State, on Tuesday. One of the fraudsters arrested at the shrine, Oyegbile Durojaye confessed that the shrine which was set up on the pretense of helping people was in reality set up to dupe people.
He further revealed that the shrine was set up by a gang of nine criminals, who met inside a police cell in Lagos and agreed to start the business to make money as soon as they get out of jail.
"We are nine in this business. We met inside a police cell in Lagos and we became friend. It was from there that we planned this business. We are using Osogbo as the base and we set up the shrine here." The suspect revealed.
"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."
Additionally,the Police Commissioner assured newsmen that the other members of the gang would be apprehended and made to face the full wrath of the law. He however cautioned Nigerians to beware of people promising to solve their problems for them, as only God is the problem-solver.