• Police nab two suspects for sexual assaults

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    Arrest three notorious cult members in Lagos

    Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command have nabbed a 32-year-old man identified as Louise Brutolu, a resident of Igoni Street, Abuloma in Port Harcourt City Council of Rivers State for allegedly luring females through the Internet, drug them and sexually abuse them.

    Spokesperson for the command, SP Grace Iringe-Koko, said the operatives swung into action following a reported abduction case involving a 28-year-old lady, identified as Agor Ogechi, a resident of Elele in Ikwerre Local Council on July 1, 2023.

    She said the police swiftly intervened and investigations revealed that the prime suspect, Brutolu, employed the use of phone chat to lure his victims to the Pacific Suite Hotel, Abuloma.

    Grace Iringe-Koko explained that upon booking a room, the suspect would drug the victims, render them unconscious, and subsequently steal their valuables. She said: “In the case of Agor Ogechi, her iPhone, a sum of N28,000, and her Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card were reported stolen.

    “Acting on the victim’s complaint, the Anti-Kidnapping Unit promptly initiated an operation that culminated in the arrest of Louise Brutolu. During the arrest, the substance used to drug the victims was successfully retrieved. The suspect has claimed to work for an unidentified master and has pledged cooperation in capturing the gang leader.

    “After months of persistent investigation, the Rivers State Police Command successfully apprehended the gang leader, whose identity is being withheld for investigative purposes.

    “As a result of this arrest, various items belonging to different victims were recovered, including 21 mobile phones, three female bags, and receipt booklets.”

    In a related development, the state’s Police Command also arrested Jemifor Timi, ‘m,’ a 28-year-old native of Burutu in Burutu Local Council of Delta State.
    The suspect specialised in luring individuals through social media platforms such as Instagram, Tinder, and Badoo. Notably, the suspect targets not only women but also Bolt and Uber drivers.

    By exploiting their expensive phones displayed online, the suspect invites victims to hotel rooms where they are offered drinks laced with Tramadol, subsequently subject them to rape, and robbery.

    Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Olatunji Disu, has advised youths to exercise caution when making friends online. He stressed that it is crucial to prioritise personal safety by meeting new individuals in safe and public places.

    In Lagos, Community-Police relationship has led to the arrest of three suspected cultists in the Iba and Lekki-Jakande area of Lagos State. Spokesperson for Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, who made the arrest known yesterday, thanked Lagosians for giving the Police useful information that led to their arrest.

    Hundeyin said: “Your information led to the arrest of suspected cultist/armed robber, Chinonso Bright, 34, in Iba area of Lagos State.

    “Investigation then led to the further arrest of Efanyi Chukwu, 23, and Alexander Chiemarie, 28, in the Jakande-Lekki area.

    “Recovered from them are three locally made semi-automatic pistols, one locally made revolver, four rounds of live cartridges and 129 rounds of 9mm ammunition.

    “Suspects are to be arraigned at the conclusion of ongoing investigation

    “With your help, three dangerous persons and four dangerous weapons are off the streets.

    “Policing is everyone’s business. See something, say something.”

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