Operatives of Anambra State Police Command have arrested four suspects who belong to a sex blackmail syndicate.
According to police spokesperson in the State, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, who made this known Thursday, 18 August, the suspects’ modus operandi was to use social media to lure unsuspecting male victims into fake love affairs, record their nude videos and use the nudes to blackmail them into transferring huge sums of money.
TheFact Daily gathers that the suspects, 36-year-old Okechukwu Ogoejiofo, 34-year-old Nonso Nwizu, 21-year-old Esther Nwafor Ifeanyichukwu, and 20-year-old Obianuju Nduba, were arrested at Ajakpani village, Umuanya in Oyi LGA, for alleged conspiracy, demanding with menaces and stealing.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects used social media to lure their unsuspecting male victims into fake love/friendship affairs. They take the victim to a room, where Obianuju Nduba engages the victim in 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 victims fail to comply and also dispossess the individual of his personal belongings,” Ikenga said.
He added that the case would be charged to Court once investigations are concluded.