The Delta police command has arrested one Cornelius Emene and two other persons for the alleged kidnapping and gang-raping of young girls in the state.
Bright Edafe, the command’s spokesperson, announced their arrest in a statement sent to TheCable Lifestyle on Wednesday.
Edafe said Emene was arrested after one of the victims kidnapped by his team in 2022 alerted police operatives.
The lady had in her complaint to the police said her abductors held her hostage at a hotel in the Iwherekpokpor community in Ughelli North LGA.
She also said they took her nude pictures and recorded her on video while inserting a candle in her private part.
The lady further said her abductors thereafter used the video to blackmail her and forced her parents to “pay huge ransom”.
Edafe said a preliminary investigation showed Emene and his gang usually lure their victims through Facebook.
“On receipt of this complaint, the DPO immediately detailed a combined team of police detectives and Ekiugbo community vigilante, arrested one Cornelius Emene ‘m’ aged age 32 years,” the statement reads.
“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 recording 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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