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Police Arrest Three Facebook Scammers Involved In Kidnap, Rape Of Female Students In Ughelli North



Police Arrest Three Facebook Scammers Involved In Kidnap, Rape Of Female Students In Ughelli North

By Daniel Dafe

Police operatives in Delta State have arrested three suspected Facebook scammers, rapists and kidnappers.

A statememt on Wednesday by the police spokesman in the state, DSP Bright Edafe, disclosed that the arrest occurred on the 2nd of January, 2023.

According to the statement, “at about 1700hrs, 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.”

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DSP Edafe added that “on receipt of this complaint, the DPO immediately detailed a combined team of Police detectives and Ekiugbo community vigilante, who arrested one Cornelius Emene ‘m’ age 32 years.”

Adding that “during preliminary investigation, suspects made useful statement that led to the arrest of two other suspects– Nelson Aghogho (aka Little), Ufuoma Tunde ‘f’, and also gave account of how they kidnapped another student of School of Health and Technology, Ofuoma, Ughelli North LGA.”

The police disclosed that the “modus operandi of the syndicate is to lure unsuspecting young girls on Facebook, get them to a hotel, drug them, gang rape them, before holding them hostage and demand ransom from their parents to secure their release.”

Continuing, the police said the phones of the suspects contained numerous sex video recordings of their previous victims, which was 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 investigation is ongoing.


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