Shell Staff, Two Others Killed After Hooking Up With ‘Lady’ On Dating Site

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A man, Michael Victor, has been killed after hooking up with a supposed “lady” on a dating site. Tinder.


The “lady” lured him to an isolated area and killed him.


Unfortunately, Victor didn’t know the “lady” he had been chatting with on the dating site was actually a man and member of a five-man gang, which specialized in using dating sites to lure people to lonely spots and thereafter collect their valuables.


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The suspects do not only pretend to be women but rich women.




So most of their victims believe they would be going on a date with a rich woman, working in an oil company.




The incident occurred at Rivers State.


Members of the gang, presently in the police net, are Michael Eneji, 30; Nwachukwu Emeka, 22; and Success Okeke, 27.




The gang was smashed by operatives of the Intelligence Response Team led by a Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari.


Eneji and his gang members had also been accused of kidnapping and killing Shola Olaseinde and Progress Benin Disi, a worker with Shell Oil Services Company, not affiliated to Shell Petroleum Development Company, using the same methodology.


According to police, on January 12, 2021, the family of Victor lodged a complaint that he had been missing since January 6, compelling the police to launch an investigation and also began tracking his phone.


Through intelligence gathering and with support from the Technical Intelligence Unit, Force Headquarters, Abuja, Eneji was arrested with two of his members.


Police recovered one AK-47 rifle and three magazines tied together, loaded with 18 rounds of live ammunition.


The suspects were said to have confessed to having killed Victor on the very day they kidnapped him.


They led operatives to Old Onne Road, where they had left Victor’s corpse.

It was, however, discovered that the Divisional Police Officer-in-charge of the jurisdiction, a Superintendent of Police, Chukwuma Emeka, had already recovered the corpse and deposited it at Okirika General Hospital.


Eneji, who got his BSC in Business Administration, confessed that aside from posing as a female on dating sites, he also used to carry out some operations, pretending to be a Naval Officer.



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He added: “I tell people I’m Naval personnel and I also wear a Naval uniform.


“In 2011, I was arrested by the Department of State Services and charged to court.


“The case was about receiving a stolen phone, but I was later granted bail by the court.


“In 2014, I was arrested by Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Rivers State Police Command.


“We usually pose as women on these dating sites.


“As soon as we get our victims, we arrange a meeting.


“If the targets are stubborn, we bring in our lady, who speaks with them via video calls.


“We also use a small Tecno phone, which enables us to change our voices from that of a man to a woman’s.


“Once I have been able to establish a contact, I go to the next stage, which is to convince the victim that I will satisfy his sexual urges.


“Pretending to be a girl, I’ll tell them to meet me at Con-Oil Filling Station or Nyelek Filling Station, before Trailer Park, Eleme Road, while one of my boys, Success, will go there and meet them, pretending to be my domestic servant.


“He’ll direct them tomy house’ and to convince them to come, I tell them I live in a mansion and don’t like being disturbed.


“Once they start coming, Success will redirect them, leading them to an isolated place, where we then ambush them.


“Dressed in Army uniform, we overpower them, tie their hands and legs, and then take their valuables such as ATM cards and other items.


“The role of Abubakar and Otuma is to tie up the victims.


“Emeka usually handles the AK-47, just in case of an attack.


“My work is to go to the bank to empty accounts of our victims.”


Eneji, who is married and has two children, introduced himself as a farmer, who breeds dogs.


He explained that after secondary school, he got admission into the Cross River State University of Technology, where he studied Business Administration.


He worked with Crone Consulting Company for about a year, before he voluntarily resigned and decided to seek an alternative source of income.


He said: “Sometime in 2014, I met some friends who introduced me to Online dating fraud.


“We download pictures of beautiful women and use the pictures as cover to woo men.


“We have a girl on standby who used to pose and respond to questions just in case the men want to have a video chat with any of us.


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