A woman has filed a complaint stating that she had been kidnapped, and held hostage at a hotel in Iwherekpokpor, Ughelli North Local Government Area. During her captivity, she was subjected to sexual abuse and had nude pictures and videos taken of her. The suspect were reported to have blackmailed the victim and her parents for ransom, revealed in a statement from Delta State police image maker, DSP Bright Edafe to ngrdesk news.
The DPO Ofuoma Division received the complaint on Monday, January 02, 2023 at about 1700 hrs, from the lady (name withheld) that she saw one of the hoodlums that kidnapped her on Sunday, December 11, 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 vigilante, and arrested one Cornelius Emene ‘m’ aged 32 years. 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 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. The suspects’ phones 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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