Saturday, 19 April 2014

Love Scam Suspects Who Lure Victims Via Badoo Arrested For Killing A Shell Staff And A Business Man In Port Harcourt

A gang of internet fraudsters, which includes a pregnant woman, has been arrested by the police in Rivers over the deaths of 2 men.

Progress Benin Disi, a manager at Shell and Shola Olaseinde, a businessman, were said to have been lured into a secluded area by the gang, members of which posed as beautiful women on social media to ensnare their prey.

The duo were captured by the gang and were meant to be kept in captivity until their bank accounts were emptied but they lost their lives in the process. Nigerian Eye reports:

Love Scam Suspects Who Lure Victims Via Badoo Arrested For Killing A Shell Staff And A Business Man In Port Harcourt
The detectives reportedly opened communication with the gang and were able to arrest five of them including a pregnant woman.

The expectant mother, it was learnt, was the bait used by the gang to engage their victims in sweet talks by phone. The leader of the group identified as, Micheal Eneji a 27 year- old footballer said they were unaware of Olaseinde’s death until their arrest. Asked how they killed their victims, he said:
“We will take their ATM cards and go to the bank with the pin number they gave us and begin to withdraw N100, 000 every day until the account is blocked.

“We did not know that Olaseinde and Disi were unable to untie themselves like others before them and escape”. He blamed his involvement in crime on hard times. “When I couldn’t afford to pay my school fees, I decided to go into love dating scam. I dwell mainly on Badoo that many Nigerian men visit regularly.

“I surf the net and select pictures of black models and impersonate them by using them as my own so that the men will think they are dealing with a woman. As soon as they see the picture, some send a message to me and I will respond. “ They will ask for my number and I will give them. I have a Techno phone that has a special voice prompt that allows a man to sound like a woman.

“Once I establish contact, I will go to the next step which is to convince them that I will satisfy their sexual urge. Pretending to be a big girl, I will tell them to meet me at a petrol station on Eleme Road while one of my boys, Chibueze, will go there and meet them as my domestic servant and direct them to my house.
“To convince them to come, I will claim that I live in one of the estates alone and it will be safer to meet there so that they will not be caught by their wives or girlfriends. While in their cars, Chibueze will tell them to drive towards a deserted place where we would lay ambush for them, dressed in police uniforms. We will stop them and demand to know what they are doing in such a deserted place.

“We will over power them and tie their hands and legs while we take their valuables including their ATM card. “Two of us will go the bank and withdraw money from their account through their ATM.
If there is not much money in the account, we will release loosen the rope and disappear this will enable the person to untie himself and go home.” Eneji confessed that the gang had defrauded a lot of men before they were arrested. He said that the gang kept Olaseinde and Disi for several days to enable them (gang) deplete their ‘huge’ accounts.

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