The Lagos State Police Command has
arrested a native doctor, Ifatade
Elegbeleye, for allegedly duping and
impregnating a female client, Cecilia
(pseudonym), in the Ipaja area of the
Punch Metro learnt that 42-year-old
Elegbeleye, who hails from Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti
State, was arrested by the X-Squad
section of the command after the victim
complained to the police. The suspect
was said to have been arrested on
December 21, 2015.
Elegbeleye, who told Punch Metro that he
had s3x with the lady, added that he and
the woman fell in love with each other,
while the s3x was by mutual consent.
Elegbeleye added that the victim had
given birth to a baby girl for him.
According to the police, the native doctor
allegedly had a culture of turning his
female clients into house maids after
having s3x with some of them.
The police added that Cecilia’s mother,
who is a trader in Abesan Estate, Ipaja,
had also been allegedly defrauded by the
native doctor to the tune of N7.9m in
Our correspondent gathered that Cecilia
was taken to Elegbeleye in November
2014, to seek spiritual help on issues
bordering on late marriage and spiritual
It was learnt that Elegbeleye, who had his
centre at Olude bus stop in the Ipaja
area, however, allegedly took advantage
of the situation to impregnate Cecilia, as
well as dupe the family.
The police alleged that the native doctor
had built two houses ─ one in Lagos and
the other in Ekiti State ─ from the
proceeds of the fraud.
Speaking with Punch Metro, Cecilia, said
she met the native doctor at a bus stop
on an evening in November 2014, adding
that he allegedly hypnotised her into
having an affair with him.
She said, “I met him as a cab driver at the
Iyana Ipaja Roundabout. We never knew
that the man was a fraudster and was
into occultism. He first became friendly
with my mother. After that, one thing led
to another until he s3xually assaulted me
and defrauded my mother.”
However, Elegbeleye told our
correspondent that there was no truth in
Cecilia’s claims, adding that after she gave
birth to a child for him, he rented a two-
bedroomed apartment for her.
He said, “It is true that I am a native
doctor and I treated her for ulcer and
spiritual problems. She had a spiritual
husband. She was having ‘promise and fail
offer’ from men. So, we started
befriending each other and in the process,
she got pregnant for me.
“The woman now brought policemen to
my house to arrest me. She has a girl for
me. I did not use force to sleep with her.
Can you hypnotise a woman who does
not love you? It is not possible. She loved
me. Her family wants to take all my
property. That is why they are lying
against me. Where did they get the N7m
they are claiming? Are they rich?”
A police source told our correspondent
that Cecelia’s child was living with the
victim’s parents in Abesan Estate.
He said, “The suspect had been in the
Kirikiri Prison on remand bordering on a
similar offence. It was when he came out
that we arrested him for this case. He
took advantage of the lady’s problems to
have sex with her and she became
pregnant and had a girl for him. The girl is
with the victim’s family. We are
investigating the native doctor for a case
of conspiracy, stealing and sexual
The Police Public Relations Officer, SP
Dolapo Badmus, confirmed the arrest.
She added that Elegbeleye would be
charged to court as soon as investigations
were concluded on the matter.
She said, “The matter is being
investigated by operatives of the X-Squad
after a petition was received by the
Commissioner of Police. Investigation is
still ongoing on the matter, and the
suspect will be charged to court once
investigation is concluded.”
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