Uyai-Abasi Etido

The Operatives of Ogun State Police Command have arrested four suspected internet fraudsters for allegedly abducting their colleague over sharing of proceeds from their fraud business.

The suspects which were identified as Agbe Simeon, Messiah Nicky, Oladapo Dolapo and Yetunde Shonola, were arrested at Orile imo village in Obafemi Owode LGA of the state.

The command’s spokesperson, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement said the police operatives at Owode Egba divisional headquarters had received information that one Haruna Usman, who had been abducted since Thursday, December 22, 2022 is being held hostage somewhere in Orile Imo.

Officers stormed the area, where four amongst the abductors were apprehended while two others escaped.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim and the suspects belong to an internet fraudster syndicate, and that they recently swindled somebody whose identity is not yet known of sum of N26,437,950, but the victim only gave the sum of N2,200 to his other colleagues, claiming that the money has not been paid completely by their client

“This infuriated his colleagues who then lured him to an herbalist home at Orile Imo and held him hostage there since Thursday with threat to kill him there if he refused to give them their complete share

“But while they were there, information got to the police who moved in, rescued the victim and apprehended four amongst the abductors, while others escaped” he said.