The police in Oyo State yesterday paraded a fake gynaecologist, Mrs. Damilola Ojo for allegedly defrauding her victims of over N23 million. Parading the suspect, the Commissioner of Police, Leye Oyebade, said Ojo also confessed to consulting a spiritualist to ensure that her victims believe her and give her whatever she demands for. According to him, she lied to her victims that she works at the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan, the state capital.
Oyebade said she told her victims that she could facilitate their entry into the oil and gas business.
However, she was also a victim as another fraudster, her spiritualist, defrauded her of N48million
“In what appears to be karma, Ojo was reportedly defrauded of N48million by Asifu Ajinikirun, another fraudster, who claimed to be a spiritualist. “The suspect was known in her church and neighbourhood as Dr. Dammy Ojo.
“She had worked as a staff nurse in Goodswill Hospital, Oyo, where she was employed with ‘To whom it may concern’ document,”the police boss said.
One of her victims, Funke Olagbaju, who lives in Oluyole Estate, said she met the suspect at a church programme last December and that she fell for her lies in her bid to have a child after 12 years of marriage.
“I was told by members of the church that the woman was a gynaecologist at UCH.
“I have been married for 12 years without a child so I thought it was an opportunity to meet someone who could treat me.
“I was eager to meet her. She told me at a point that I had cyst and so on. My husband paid her N86,000 and another N172, 700. She said: “One day, she said she would introduce me to the oil and gas business. She said many UCH staff are into the business. I gave her N1.25million and later N100,000. “She later refused to pick my calls, giving me untenable excuses. “I began to ask for my money when there was no way forward on the business but she avoided me, until my husband heard about it and involved the police.”
Caleb Owokunle, Ojo’s co-tenant, who lost N22million, said the suspect has a hospital beside his house in Moniya but did not suspect she was a fake doctor and a “fraudster”.
“In the process, she told me that she had two filling stations and that I could make a fortune from the oil and gas business. “I did not know what got over me because I took a loan of N2million from my employer and gave it to her. “In all, she took everything I had, worth N22 million. I fell for her tricks because I did not listen to my wife,” Owokunle said.