Diabetes is a condition that sadly has no cure but what is even more saddening is that there are people out there who are exploiting innocent people just in the bid to get them cure.
This was the case of Adeniyi Adewunmi, a self-acclaimed herbalist who allegedly swindled a businessman of 190 million claiming he’ll cure his diabetes.
The case was brought before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos where the accused, aged 43, is standing trial on a four count charge on conspiracy, fraud and stealing.
The Prosecutor, Friday Mameh said before court that the offences were commited between Feburary 2016 and January 2018.
“The accused and others still at large approached the complainant, one Mr Lawrence Akanbi, and told him that he is suffering from diabetes, asthma and spiritual attack”.
“The complainant believed because he was actually suffering from the ailments stated by the accused”.
“The accused used the opportunity to ask the complainant for money till the money amounted to N190m,” Mameh said.
The complainant, hoping for a cure, noticed his symptoms were rather getting worse and the accused arrested by the police.
The accused however denied the allegations.
The Magistrate, Mrs F.O. Botoku, granted him bail in the sum of N20m, with two sureties who must not be less than grade 16 in the civil service in like sum.
The case was then adjourned the case until Feb. 12 for trial.
Source : The Punch Newspapers