By Chigozie Chukwuleta
Anambra state Police Command have confirmed the arrest of a social media love syndicate said to be involved in conspiracy, demanding with menases and stealing.
The syndicate of two males and two females the Police said specialized in luring victims to their den with love advances, take nude pictures and disposes them of their belongings.
The said nude pictures will later be used as material for blackmail
Anambra state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga in a press release explained that the gang was arrested in Umunya, Oyi local government area of the state.
The arrested suspects include: Okechukwu Oguejiofor (m) aged 36, Nonso Nwizu (m) aged 34, Esther Nwafor lfeanyichukwu (f) aged 21 and Obianuju Nduba (f) aged 20.
According to Mr Ikenga, “preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects use the social media to lure their unsuspecting male victims into fake love/friendship affairs.
“They thereafter, take the victim to a room, where one of them, Obianuju Nduba engages the victim in a foreplay, while the other members of the gang will 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.
“They also threaten the victims of publishing the pictures and video on social media if the the victims failed to comply. They also dispossess the individual of his personal belongings.”
The Police mage maker said the suspects will be charged to court once investigations are concluded.