Enugu Viral Video “Case Of Extortion, Not Organ Harvest” – Police


By people & politics

The video narrative that the two ladies rescued in a hotel room in Enugu are meant for organ harvest is misleading.

Our correspondent reports that the viral video showed the two ladies tied up in an attempt to harvest their organs by two young men.

The Enugu State Police Command, in a release issued by its spokesman , DSP Daniel Ndukwe, stated that preliminary investigation revealed a case of ‘demanding money with menaces and fraud, and not murder or human organs or parts harvesting as being peddled’.

Ndukwe said, “Further investigations revealed that the ladies, operating as commercial sex workers, made out with the young men on July 3, 2024, in a hotel along Agbani Road, Enugu. They had another appointment the following day and met the suspects in the hotel where the incident occurred.

“At the hotel, the suspects beat and tied up the girls in the hotel’s room toilet after menacingly demanding and obtaining their phones and account details, including their Personal Identification Numbers (PINs). They surreptitiously found their way out of the hotel before the victims were rescued, as seen in the video. They further fraudulently withdrew a cumulative sum of one hundred and twenty thousand (₦120,000.00) from the victims’ accounts.”

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He said a bag containing two kitchen knives and sportswear the suspects left behind had been recovered, adding that, “An intelligence-guided investigation to fish out and bring the fleeing suspects to book is ongoing”.

The command cautioned owners and managers of hotels “to exercise the highest standards of security alertness and ensure that lodgers are properly screened, and their verifiable details obtained before being accommodated.”

The command also cautioned young ladies against going out with unknown persons, particularly males, under any guise to avoid falling prey to similar criminals and their activities.


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