The police in Ogun State have arrested an herbalist, Bidemi Idowu, for allegedly possessing fake currencies.
The suspect, 41, was also accused of being a fraudster.
It was gathered that the suspect duped a 21-year-old of N400,000, after which he gave his victim a herbal concoction, which affected his health.
Police spokesman Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspect was exposed by the victim’s father, Basiru Amosun.
He said: “Amosun reported at Imeko Divisional Headquarters on November 21 that the suspect fraudulently collected N400,000 from his son, Habeeb Amosun, 21.
“He said the suspect collected the money under false pretence that he would prepare a money doubling charm for him. He gave the victim a concoction to drink, which caused him stomach disorder.
“Upon report, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Ajose Muhammed, sent detectives to arrest the suspect. A search warrant was issued and the N400,000 allegedly collected from the victim was recovered.
“Also recovered were 59 pieces of 1,000 fake CFA, one piece of $50, 600 pieces of fake N1,000 notes and charms.
“Police Commissioner Ahmed Iliyasu has directed that the suspect be arraigned after investigation.”
Oyeyemi appealed to parents to advise their children against quick money.