Police Operatives attached to Masaka Division in a sting operation at about 0720hrs, On 31 July 2022 raided the hideout of some notorious criminals and arrested the following suspects:

Sunday Michael,

Luka Musa, Joy Sunday,4. Elijah Ishaya, Agada Sandra, Abdulrahman Tijani.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects criminally conspired among themselves and utilize a popular gay dating app where they arrange dates with unsuspecting members of the public from different parts of the country, lure them to their hideout, hold them hostage and dispose them of their belongings while threatening them with dangerous weapons.

Furthermore, the victims are assaulted and forced to reveal their ATM Pin; their bank accounts is then wiped out before they are let go.

Consequently, the sum of One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (#150,000) which they collected from one of their victim who came in from Imo State on 30 July 2022, was recovered from the suspects as exhibit.

The suspects confessed to have so far, lured eight (8) victims via the same mode of operation and have made One Million, Three Hundred and Sixty Thousand Naira (proceed of crime) from their victims at different time.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Adesina Soyemi has ordered for transfer of the case to State Criminal Investigation Department, Lafia for in-depth investigation.

In conclusion, the suspects will be charged to court for prosecution; and further urged members of the public to be mindful of the kind of friends they make on social media noting that, safety is of paramount importance before pleasure.


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