4 Suspects arrested for abducting colleague after he gave them N2K from N26m proceed from fraud
The Ogun State Police Command has arrested four individuals in Nigeria for allegedly abducting their colleague over a disagreement regarding the distribution of proceeds from their internet fraud scheme.
The suspects, identified as Agbe Simeon, Messiah Nicky, Oladapo Dolapo, and Yetunde Shonola, were apprehended in Orile Imo village in the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the state.
According to the police, the victim and the suspects were part of an internet fraud group that had recently swindled an unknown individual out of a sum of 26,437,950 Nigerian naira (about $70,000).
When the victim only gave his colleagues a small and inconsequential portion of the money, claiming that it had not been paid in full by their client, they reportedly took him hostage, in an herbalist's home and threatened to kill him if he did not give them their share.
The police were alerted to the situation and were able to rescue the victim and arrest four of the abductors while the remaining suspects fled.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.