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Delta Police Arrests Facebook Scammers, Kidnappers


Delta Police Arrests Facebook Scammers, Kidnappers

From Monday Ochuko – Asaba

Delta State police command says on 02/01/2023 the DPO Ofuoma Division received a complaint from a lady (name withheld) that she saw one of the hoodlums that kidnapped her on 11/12/2023, and held her Hostage at a hotel in Iwherekpokpor Community, Ughelli North LGA, took her nude pictures and recorded her on video while inserting a candle on her private part, and used same to blackmail the victim and her parents to pay huge ransom. On receipt of this complaint, the DPO immediately detailed a combined team of Police detectives and Ekiugbo community vigilantes and arrested one Cornelius Emene age 32 years.

During the preliminary investigation, the suspect made useful statement that led to the arrest of two other suspects Nelson Aghogho (aka Little), Ufuoma Tunde ‘and also gave an account of how they kidnapped another student of the school of health and Technology Ofuoma, Ughelli north LGA.

The modus operandi of the syndicate is to lure unsuspecting young girls on Facebook, get them to a hotel, drug them, and gang rape them, before holding them hostage and demanding ransom from their parents to secure their release. The suspect’s phones contained numerous sex video recordings of their previous victims, which were also used to blackmail them and their parents. The three suspects, Cornelius Ememah, Nelson Aghogho (aka Little), and Ofuoma Tunde ‘f’, are currently in custody, and the investigation is ongoing.

Spokesman of the command, DSP. Bright Edafe confirmed the story in a statement today.