IBADAN, Nigeria – A cleric, Sule Shaibu, 70, and his two assistants, Wasiu Salami and Francis Akinola, were arraigned before an Iyaganku Magistrates’ court sitting in Ibadan on Wednesday for allegedly obtaining N36million from a woman to solve her ”spiritual problems”.
Shuaib, and his two aides, Salami(55) and Akinola(45) are facing three counts of conspiracy, obtaining money under false pretense and fraudulent conversion.
According to the Prosecution Counsel, Sgt. Olalekan Adegbite, the cleric and his aides, Salami and Akinola and others at large, obtained N36million from Madam Olayinka Ishioye in 2015, with a promise to provide spiritual solutions.
The prosecution counsel said the offence contravened Section 383, and punishable under sections 390 (9), 419 and 516 of the Criminal Code Cap 38, Vol.II, Laws of Oyo State 2000.
The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Magistrate S.A. Adesina admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N4million with two sureties in like sum.
The magistrate also held that the sureties must be blood relations, while the second sureties must be a Federal Civil Servant not below GL12 and adjourned the case until Feb.3, for hearing.