Damilola Ojo posed as a gynaecologist working at the University College Hospital in Ibadan, Oyo State to defraud 3 persons of the sum of N23,270,700. She engaged the services of a spiritualist to convince her victims. She bought a number of luxury vehicles and built a hospital at Moniya, Ibadan, with part of the money.
The state Commissioner of Police, Leye Oyebade, said Ojo also defrauded her victims by telling them that she could use her contacts to help them get oil and gas contracts. One of her victims, Funke Olagbaju, said she met Ojo during a church programme and fell victim because she was desperate to have a child after 12 years of marriage.
Another victim, Toyin Williams, said just like Olagbaju, she met Ojo in church. In what appears to be her nemesis, Ojo got defrauded of N48m by another member of her syndicate, Asifu Ajinikirun, who claimed to be a spiritualist. A petition to the police led to Ajinikirun’s arrest and eventually to Ojo’s arrest.
Caleb Owokunle, who allegedly lost N22m to Ojo, said, “She told me that I could make a fortune out of oil and gas business. I took a loan of N2m from the Nigerian Breweries where I work. In all, she took everything I had, worth N22m. I fell victim because I did not listen to my wife who is very religious.”…. and doesn’t use earrings….