Police Arrests Six Criminal Suspects Over ‘Gay Dating App’ In Nasarawa

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By; SAMSON YAKI, Lafia

The Nasarawa state police command has arrested six suspects who use popular Gay dating App to lure people and dispossess them of their belongings, were arrested in Masaka, Karu Local Government Area of the state. 

DSP Ramhan Nansel, state’s PPRO confirmed the arrest in a statement, noting that the victims were from different parts of the country.

He said the suspects were arrested by Police operatives attached to the Masaka Division during a sting operation while acting based on credible information. 

The suspects include two females, Joy Sunday and Agada Sandra while the remaining four suspects namely; Sunday Michael, Luka Musa, Elijah Ishaya and Abdulrahman Tijani are male. 

“Preliminary investigations reveal that, the suspects criminally conspired among themselves and utilise a popular Gay dating App where they arrange dates with unsuspecting members of the public from different parts of the country, lure them to their hideout, hold them hostage and dispossess them of their belongings while threatening them with dangerous weapons.

“Furthermore, the victims are assaulted and forced to reveal their ATM Pin; their bank accounts is then wiped out before they are let go.

“Consequently, the sum of One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N150,000) which they collected from one of their victims who came in from Imo State on July 30, 2022 was recovered from the suspects as exhibit.

“The suspects confessed to have so far, lured eight victims via same mode of operation and have made one million, three hundred and sixty thousand Naira (proceed of crime) from their victims at different times,” the statement reads. 

Soyemi who has ordered for transfer of the case to State Criminal Investigation Department, Lafia for in-dept investigation, said the suspects will be charged to court for prosecution upon conclusion. 

The Police Commissioner in-charge of the state, CP Adesina Soyemi has urged Nigerians to be wary of their safety before pleasure.

He further “urged members of the public to be mindful of the kind of friends they make on social media noting that, safety is of paramount importance before pleasure.”

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