The victim was reportedly on her way to a location in Iyana Ipaja when Fisher asked her to assist him in finding an address.
The suspect allegedly pretended to be a foreign businessman to the victim and informed him that he had come to Nigeria to deliver goods to a client at the address and to get his unpaid bills.
The young girl allegedly offered to help after Fisher unsuccessfully asked for assistance, but upon checking the address, she was unable to locate it, a source told PUNCH.
The source stated, “But just as the girl was attempting to assist Fisher, Adebayo appeared out of nowhere as a neutral party and offered to help Fisher, even though they were already cooperating. Adebayo informed the girl that the address was false but then began persuading her to assist Fisher.
“Fisher, while lamenting being stranded, claimed that he was in possession of some papers that could be converted to plenty money but told Adebayo and the girl that he needed money to buy chemicals to convert the papers to money.
“Adebayo quickly dropped N60,000. The girl, who seemed convinced, gave Fisher her gold jewellery and N10,000 and also went to withdraw N65,000 from a nearby ATM and gave it to Fisher, who told Adebayo and the girl to take an oath not to reveal his secret to anyone.”
After taking the oath, it was discovered that Fisher had given them a meeting place for the following day.
When they arrived, the local of Ogun State reportedly showed Adebayo and the girl the sack containing the money and informed them that the spirit in charge of turning the papers into money was requesting human blood as a sacrifice.
“Fisher said to prevent both of them from dying, they needed to have sex. He also used the oath they took to threaten them. So, the girl out of fear of dying, followed them to an uncompleted building around 9pm on Majiyagbe Street, Ipaja, where Adebayo had sex with her,” the source said.
On September 3, 2022, the girl left the unfinished building and went to the Ipaja Police Station to report the crime for investigation. Fisher, 42, and Adebayo, 32, were said to have committed the crime.
Fisher and Adebayo were reportedly captured by the police on September 16, 2022, at their hideouts in Ipaja after a two-week sting operation led by CSP Tokunbo Abaniwonda, the Ipaja Divisional Police Officer.
The suspects admitted to the crime while being questioned, claiming they only used the victim as a ruse.
Adebayo said, “I only slept with her once and I used a contraceptive. I got the contraceptive at a mallam’s shop in the area. I used the contraceptive because I don’t really know the girl. I needed to protect myself.”
Fisher described how he committed the crime, claiming that he met Adebayo through his friend Bisi, who he claimed taught him how to create lies to deceive the public.
He said, “I have been asking a lot of people for the address. While some said they did not know the place, others advised me to go back to the country I came from, but I said I could not go back because of the goods that I brought.
“The girl got convinced when I said I was looking for people to help me count Nigerian money because I said I don’t know how to count it. Meanwhile, I and Adebayo had been talking to people but they did not answer us.
“It was when the girl was passing that I explained to her and she listened to me. So, Adebayo also pretended to be a passer-by and when he was passing, I signalled to him, and asked the girl to help me ask him for the location of the address and Adebayo said he had not heard of such an address before.”
The suspects had been charged to court, according to SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the state police public relations officer, who confirmed the incident.
Fisher and Adebayo, who are both married and each have two children, were charged at the Ejigbo Magistrate’s Court with three offenses related to obtaining by false pretenses, fraudulent conversion, and sexual assault. These offenses are prohibited by sections 411, 314 (1), 287, and 136 of the Lagos State 2015 Criminal Code.
The matter was later postponed until October 17, 2022, for a new hearing, and the men were subsequently remanded in custody.
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