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Nigerian herbalist apprehended after scamming Korean of N30 million to buy elephant, gorilla livers

Amadin Ogbewe

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A Nigerian Islamic scholar/herbalist identified as Jamiu Isiaka has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for scamming a Korean of N30 million to buy elephant intestines and skin, gorilla liver, vulture and a lion skull. 

The 31-year-old reportedly impersonated the GMD of NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru, and the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina among other prominent citizens.

Isiaka with others who are still at large allegedly, used the names of the senior government officials to scam a South Korean national, Keun Sig Kim, under the pretense of getting him an NNPC license that would enable him purchase a company.

The petitioner had paid over N30million into the suspect’s account as fee to get the license.

According to him 

“I transferred $4,285.071 to the UBA account number 2107575870 in the name of one Jamiu Isiaka, an associate of Shola Adeshina. It is noteworthy that this account particulars have been provided severally for me to make transfer to.”

Isiaka, during interrogation with EFCC officials, claimed that he used the money to perform sacrifice on behalf his victim. He claimed to have bought a vulture, elephant’s skin, elephant’s intestine, skull of a lion, liver of gorilla, among others.

Isiaka would be arraigned in court soon while his accomplices are being hunted down by the authorities. 

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