Man arrested for using social media to lure, kidnap 18-year-old in Cross River
24-year-old Kingsley Offiong has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping an 18-year-old James Ade in Cross River after luring the victim via the social media.
The suspect was arrested by officials of the 13 Brigade of the Nigerian Army attached to Operation Akpakwu at Umo Orok by Afokang in Calabar South Local Government Area of the State.
The Commander, 13 Brigade, Brig. Gen. Abdullahi Mohammed, who was represented by the Provost, Major Stanley Ikpeme, said that the suspect lured the victim via the social media from Ikom LGA of the state (about 250 kms) away from the state capital) to Umoh Orok street by Afokang in Calabar where he was kidnapped.
He added that the suspect and his accomplices one Emmy Niece and one Aboki who are now at large robbed the victim of his valuables.
According to preliminary investigate, the suspect who hails from Ibiono LGA of Akwa Ibom State confessed to have lured his victim and thereafter asked him to contact his family members to pay a ransom before he could be released.
“In view of the above, I am directed to hand over the suspect to you for further investigation and possible prosecution.
“You are please requested to furnish this Headquarters with the outcome of your investigation to enable us update our crime record,” he added.
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