A man, Michael Victor, has been killed after hooking up with a supposed “lady” on a dating site, Tinder. Reports indicated the “lady” lured him to an isolated area and killed him.
The suspects do not only pretend to be women, but rich women, so most of their victims believe they would be going on a date with a rich woman, working in an oil company. The incident occurred at Rivers State.
Members of the gang, presently in police net, are Michael Eneji, aged 30, Nwachukwu Emeka,22; and Success Okeke, 27. Their activities were busted by operatives of the IGP Intelligence Response Team led by a Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari.
Eneji and his gang members had also been allegedly involved in the abduction and murder of Shola Olaseinde and Progress Benin Disi, a worker with Shell Oil Services Company, using the same methodology.
The police said on January 12, the family of Victor lodged a complaint that he had been missing since January 6, compelling the police to launch an investigation and also began tracking of his phone.
Through intelligence gathering and with support from the Technical Intelligence Unit, Force Headquarters, Abuja, Eneji was arrested with two of his members.
Allegedly recovered from them recovered one AK-47 rifle and three magazines tied together, loaded with 18 rounds of live ammunition.
The Police said the suspects had confessed to have killed Victor on the very day they kidnapped him, and led operatives to Old Onne Road, where they had left Victor’s corpse.
It was, however, discovered that the Divisional Police Officer in-charge of the jurisdiction, a Superintendent of Police, Chukwuma Emeka, had already recovered the corpse and deposited it at Okirika General Hospital.
Eneji, a graduate of Business Administration, allegedly confessed that aside from posing as a female on dating sites, he also used to carry out some operations, pretending to be a Naval Officer.
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