Suspected fraudster abducts Facebook female friend
A 26-year-old suspected Internet fraudster, Jide Ajayi, has been arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly abducting a 14-year-old pupil, identified only as Miracle.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the suspect met the victim on a social media platform, Facebook, from where they exchanged telephone numbers.
She also claimed that throughout the five days that she was with him, he did not sexually molest her.
She said, “We became friends on Facebook last year. He was always disturbing me. At a point, I decided to block him because he asked me out. However, on July 17, 2018, after a party in my school, he started chatting with me again. During one of our chats, he asked if I was a virgin and I answered yes.
“I don’t know how he got to my street that night. He called and said he was on our street. I told him that I just returned from a journey and I could not go outside. He said there was no problem and he would leave.
“I went to buy something outside when I saw him. He initially pleaded with me to follow him, but I refused. He then touched me on the shoulders. I lost my senses and obeyed him.
“He took me to his friend’s place in the Pipeline area of Idimu. He held a meeting with the friend called Michael. There was a second friend, Gbenga, with them that night. He told them that I would pass the night with them.
“The room was dark. I was there for about five days. During the period, he locked me in and only brought food to me. I told him that I wanted to go home, but he said I could not find my way home without him.”
The teenager said by Sunday, Michael asked Ajayi to take her away from the house because his girlfriend would be visiting.
The 26-year-old was alleged to have insisted on her staying, as he reportedly made plans to relocate her to another friend’s house.
“When his friend was going to work on Monday, he told us that we had till 3pm to leave his apartment. That was when he (Ajayi) said he was taking me to another friend’s place, but I refused. Some minutes later, the police came and rescued me,” she added.
Miracle said the suspect did not sleep with her, adding that they were not in a relationship before they met.
Asked the kind of work Ajayi did for a living, Miracle said she believed that he was into Internet scam.
“From Thursday night to Monday afternoon that I was there, he did not touch me and none of his friends did.
“He told me that he works with a company at Apapa. But I believe he is into yahoo yahoo (Internet scam). He never allowed me to touch his phone. But there was a night he was asleep and he forgot to lock the phone. I picked it and open his Hangout application. I saw him chatting with a man and claiming to be a girl.
“From this incident, I have learnt not to go out at night again. I have also stopped using a phone and removed myself from the social media,” she added. Punch
Gay partner arrested for rupturing partner’s rectum in Ogun
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who disclosed this in a statement said the two men, Ademola Adekunle and Okon Bassey, were arrested following “a complaint by the first suspect, Bassey, who reported at Onipanu Divisional Headquarters on Wednesday, August 29, that the second suspect, Adekunle is threatening his life. “Upon his report, the DPO, Superintendent Sangobiyi Johnson detailed detectives to effect the arrest of the said Ademola.” N20,000 compensation Continuing, Oyeyemi said: “However, the case took another dimension when on questioning, Ademola explained how he was introduced to Bassey by one of his bosses, who he simply called Mandela and how Bassey promised him N20,000 if he agreed to be his sex partner. “He further stated that the said Bassey has had sex with him three times; consequent upon which he has been bleeding in the anus profusely and that Bassey has refused to pay him the promised N20,000. “Upon the confession, the two of them were promptly arrested and detained. “Ademola was taken to hospital and medical report confirmed that his anus has been violently tampered with. Vanguard
APC adopts direct primary for Presidency
The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday adopted direct primary election to select its candidate for the presidential election in 2019.
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State disclosed this to reporters on Thursday in Abuja.
The APC adopted the process during its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting which held the party’s national secretariat in the Federal Capital Territory.
Governor Lalong also revealed that the party adopted indirect primaries for members contesting for other elective positions in the forthcoming elections.
However, he said states willing to hold indirect primaries depending on their peculiarities were asked to inform the National Working Committee NWC of the APC.
According to him, this will be subject to meeting certain conditions, including a resolution signed by the majority in the state supporting direct primaries.
The decisions followed the disagreement among some members of the party over the process of selecting a candidate to fly the party’s flag in an election.
This was one of the factors that led to the disruption of the first party’s primary in the build-up to the governorship election in Ekiti State in July. PM NEWS
Tambuwal picks PDP presidential nomination form
Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, has picked the presidential nomination form of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The politician, who defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP earlier in the month, stormed the Wadata Plaza headquarters of the opposition party in Abuja with his supporters on Thursday evening.
He arrived at the place around 6pm and left about an hour later.
He told reporters that he was confident that the party leaders would conduct credible primary if the aspirants did not agree on a consensus candidate.
“I can’t say there is no need for consensus; it is part of democratic process. If there is a possibility of it, why not? If it is not possible, then, we all go for the primary,” he said. THE CABLE