By Izunna Okafor, Awka
Operatives of the Anambra State Police Command have arrested suspects who specialized in luring victims with fake love, setting them up, and taking nude pictures of them, which they would threaten to blackmail them with if they failed to pay a certain amount of money demanded from them.
The Spokesperson of the Command, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu disclosed this in a statement issued to newsmen on Thursday, in which he also noted that the syndicate was arrested in Umunya, Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The statement reads: “Anambra State Police Operatives, today, 18/8/2022, arrested Okechukwu Ogoejiofor (m) aged 36, Nonso Nwizu (m) aged 34, Esther Nwafor lfeanyichukwu (f) aged 21 and Obianuju Nduba (f) aged 20, at Ajakpani village, Umuanya in Oyi L.G.A. for alleged conspiracy, demanding with menaces and stealing.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects used the social media to lure their unsuspecting male victims into fake love/friendship affairs. They thereafter, take the victim to a room, where Obianuju Nduba engages the victim in a foreplay.
“The other members of the gang force themselves into the room, take nude pictures/videos of the victims, which they use to force the victims into transferring huge sums of money to them, with the threat of publishing same on social media if the the victims fail to comply and also dispossess the individual of his personal belongings.
“The case shall be charged to court once investigations are concluded.”