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Osun: Police Arrest 17-Year-Old Girl, 2 Others For Stealing N1.5m From Social Media Lover

Osun State Police Command has arrested a 17-year-old girl identified as Ahiante Victory Ehiremen, and 2 other suspects for allegedly luring a Lagos-based Facebook lover to Osun and dispossessing him of his phone and other valuables.

The suspects after attacking their victim allegedly stole a sum of N1.5 million from his bank account.

Victory and his accomplices Ariyo Ayobami and Adeleke Opeyemi were apprehended in Ikire, headquarters of Irewole Local Government Area of the state.

Parading the suspects arrested for the various offences on Monday, the Osun State Commissioner of Police, Kehinde Longe said that the victim met one Victory Ahiante on social media and started chatting, and he was invited to come to Osun State from Lagos State by his friend, Victory.

Longe further said that the victim was lured by Victory (social media) to her boy friend’s house in Ikire where he met some unscrupulous elements who attacked him and collected his phone which they used to transfer the sum of N1.5m from his account.

He stated the victim reported the incident on 28th June, 2023 at Ikire Police Division, which he said police detectives swung into action and arrested one Ariyo Ayobami from his hideout.

The CP warmed youths to desist from social media dating, saying It is important for members of the public to be wary of the consequences of visiting social media lovers.

Preliminary investigation led to the arrest of the two other accomplices. Efforts are ongoing to arrest other culprits, suspects will be charged to court after the completion of investigation.” He said he

Other Six suspects arrested for terrorising motorists along the Aba-Ede junction of the Osu/Ile-Ife Highway at night, were Obinna Chibuzo 33-year-old, Igwe Chukwudi A.K.A Bishop 41-year-old, Ogbonna Destiny Monday 28-year-old, Eze Nwaze 40-year-old , Rsamilekan Samson ‘m’ A.K.A Afuye 30-year-old (Accomplice Motorcyclist), and Kola Akinolu 29-year-old (Accomplice Motorcyclist).

Some exhibits recovered from the suspects were One English Pistol, One Locally Made Double Barrel Pistol, Some Jewelry, Some Foot Wears, Different Varieties Of Phones, Two Laptop Computers, And Many Other Items.

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