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Seven Arrested For Abduction, Sexual Abuse, Child Pornography



ABUJA  - The Police have arrested five members of a kidnap for ransom gang, which specialises in the abduction of women and girl child, sexually abusing them and obtaining ransom from their families before their release.


Two other persons were also arrested for child pornography.

Investigations revealed the suspects are members of a trans-border/international child porn syndicate, which sexual abuse and take undue advantage of underage girls and disseminate the video recordings of the illicit sexual act on an international social media Whatsapp group chat known as “Pervertidos” owned and managed by a Brazilian called Adriana.

Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, disclosed these in a statement on Sunday.

According to Mba, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, said the action plan being implemented by the Force to curb Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, particularly all forms of abuse on women and children is yielding positive results.

The statement reads: “The five (5) suspects were arrested by operatives of the Intelligence Response Team following a massive manhunt by the Force for the perpetrators of the recent trend of the abduction of women in some states in the South-South part of the country, especially Port Harcourt and its environs.

“The victims are subjected to series of sexual abuses and a ransom demanded from their families before their release. The suspects are Osinachi Ngwakwe ‘m’ 22yrs from Ubaka Community in Umahia South LGA, Abia State; Sammy Junior Inordee ‘alias T-Boy ‘m’ 27yrs from Gwarra Community in Khana LGA, Rivers State; Epo-Bari Nwolu ‘m’ 26yrs from Ogale Community in Eleme, LGA, Rivers State; Yabari Gbarale ‘m’ 29yrs from Gwara community, Khana LGA, Rivers State and Barine Yilda ‘m’ 30yrs alias Albino or Yellow from Gwara community, Khana LGA, Rivers State.

“Investigations reveal that the suspects target lone female drivers of Porsche cars as they drive out of offices, shopping malls, or any vulnerable places.

“They thereafter, trail them to lonely roads, abduct and take them to their criminal hideouts, sexually abuse them and demand ransom from their families before their release.

“They also sell off their exotic cars. Four (4) AK47 rifles, one (1) double-barrel shotgun and a set of military camouflage uniforms suspected to have been illegally acquired, which they wear to beat security checks, were recovered.

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“Effort is being intensified to arrest other fleeing gang members and recover more weapons and stolen vehicles used by the suspects for their operations.”

He added: “Similarly, Operatives of the Nigeria Police INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) Abuja have arrested two (2) Kano based suspects: Ibrahim Muazzam Mohammad Aminu and Mohammad Tahir Umar.

“Investigations reveal that the suspects are members of a trans-border/international child porn syndicate which sexual abuse and take undue advantage of underage girls and disseminate the video recordings of the illicit sexual act on an international social media Whatsapp group chat known as “Pervertidos”, owned and managed by a Brazilian called Adriana.

“Their arrest followed intelligence received from the INTERPOL NCB, Brasilia. Exhibits recovered from the suspects include three (3) mobile phones and a Laptop computer. Forensic investigations/analysis carried out by the Police team on the gadgets revealed the series of pornographic/erotic videos with underage girls which the suspects shared on the internet for a fee denominated in US Dollars.

“All the suspects will be arraigned in court on completion of investigations.”



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