A 17-year-old female student named Victory Ehiremen from Osun State University, Ikire campus, along with her boyfriend Ayobami Ariyo, were publicly displayed before the media at the state police command headquarters in Osogbo. They are accused of allegedly swindling a complainant out of N1.5 million after luring him from Lagos to Osun State.
The state Commissioner of Police, Kehinde Longe, revealed that Ehiremen and the complainant had connected on social media a few days before the incident. Longe explained that after days of online interaction, Ehiremen invited the complainant from Lagos to Ikire. Upon his arrival, she brought him to her boyfriend’s house, where a group of people attacked him and siphoned N1.5 million from his bank account.
Following the report of the case, the police swiftly initiated an investigation, leading to the arrest of Ayobami Ayobami from his hideout. The subsequent probe led to the apprehension of two other accomplices. Efforts are underway to apprehend the remaining culprits, and the arrested suspects will face legal charges once the investigation is concluded.
However, when questioned by PUNCH Metro, Ehiremen claimed ignorance regarding her boyfriend’s forceful acquisition of money from the complainant. She stated that she was unable to bear witness to Ayobami and his friend assaulting the complainant after they forcefully entered the room she was in.
Ehiremen disclosed that she initially met the complainant on WhatsApp and mentioned that her boyfriend, who she alleged was involved in internet fraud, gifted her N40,000 two days after the incident occurred.
In addition to Ehiremen and Ayobami, the police also paraded Obinna Chibuzo, Igwe Chukwudi, Ogbona Destiny, Eze Nwaze, Olamilekan Samson, and Kola Akinolu. These individuals were arrested for conspiracy and armed robbery along the Osu-Ile-Ife Highway in the state.