Suspected fraudster abducts female Facebook friend

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Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a 26-year-old suspected internet fraudster, Jide Ajayi, for allegedly abducting a 14-year-old pupil.

The suspect allegedly met the victim identified as Miracle on social media platform, Facebook, from where they exchanged telephone numbers.

Ajayi who was arrested at his hideout on Gbeleyi Street, Idimu was alleged to have gone to Miracle’s parent’s house on Thursday, August 23, from where he took away the Senior Secondary School one student.

A report by PUNCH quotes the victim as saying, “We became friends on Facebook last year. He was always disturbing me. At a point, I decided to block him because he asked me out. However, on July 17, 2018, after a party in my school, he started chatting with me again. During one of our chats, he asked if I was a virgin and I answered yes.

“I don’t know how he got to my street that night. He called and said he was on our street. I told him that I just returned from a journey and I could not go outside. He said there was no problem and he would leave.

“I went to buy something outside when I saw him. He initially pleaded with me to follow him, but I refused. He then touched me on the shoulders. I lost my senses and obeyed him.

“From Thursday night to Monday afternoon that I was there, he did not touch me and none of his friends did.

“He told me that he works with a company at Apapa. But I believe he is into Yahoo Yahoo (internet scam). He never allowed me to touch his phone. But there was a night he was asleep and he forgot to lock the phone. I picked it and open his Hangout application. I saw him chatting with a man and claiming to be a girl.”

Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Chike Oti, said, “The girl was declared missing and the case was investigated by the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team, which rescued her. Investigation is ongoing.”