Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
TONGUES are wagging as a teenager, Ahiante Victory Ehiremen, has landed in police net after allegedly luring a Lagos big boy to Osun State, Nigeria and robbed him of N1,500,000.
Miss Ehiremen, aged 17, was also arrested with two other accomplices: Ariyo Ayobami, 32, and Adeleke Opeyemi, 23.
The suspects were paraded in Osogbo, the state capital, on Wednesday by the Osun State Commissioner of Police, Patrick Kehinde Longe.
He disclosed that the trio were arrested in Ikire on June 28, 2023 after the crime.
“On the 28th June, 2023 at about 1330hrs, the complainant reported at Ikire Division that he met one Victory Ahiante on social media and started chatting, then he was invited to come to Osun State from Lagos State by his friend, Victory ‘f.’
“He stated further that when he came to Ikire, Victory lured him to her boyfriend’s house where he met some unscrupulous elements who attacked him and collected his phone which they used to transfer the sum of N1.5m from his account,” Longe noted.
He also revealed that immediately the case was reported by the victim, “police detectives swung into action and arrested one Ariyo Ayobami from his hideout.
“Preliminary investigation led to the arrest of the two other accomplices.”
He said efforts were still ongoing to arrest other culprits, adding that the suspects will be charged to court after investigation.
Meanwhile, the lady, Victory, who’s a student of the Osun State University (UNIOSUN), while fielding questions from journalists, stated that it was her boyfriend that organised his friends to attack the victim whom she met on the social media.
She, however, showed some remorse, and said she regretted getting involved in such despicable act.
“I met the victim on WhatsApp and he decided to visit me in Ikire.
“My boyfriend, Ayobami Oyebanji, a “Yahoo boy,” got to know about it and after initially complaining, he left me in his apartment.
“I invited the victim over to my boyfriend’s apartment because he has already left me there.
“But when my boyfriend and his friends burst into my apartment, I was afraid thinking that something terrible had occurred.
“They started asking the victim his reason for visiting his girlfriend whom she met on WhatsApp.
“When they observed that I was afraid, I was asked to enter the room and my boyfriend and his friends pounced on the victim and beat him up.
“My boyfriend later confessed that he collected money from the victim. He gave me N40,000 to take care of myself,” the suspect disclosed.
The police, however, did not disclose the identity of the randy Lagos big boy who came to Osun for salacious escapades with an unknown teenager.