JUST IN: Kidnappers’ Hideout Busted in Lagos? Police Give Important Clarity

Kidnappers' Hideout Busted in Lagos? Police Give Important Clarity

The state command has clarified the claim that the kidnappers' den was busted in the state, saying the arrested persons were travel agents, scammersBenjamin Hundeyin, the spokesperson of the command, while reacting to the trending video, said the voice in the video was wrong and quoted a report where the situation was rightly reportedAccording to the report, the arrested persons were travel agent scammers who collected from the rescued Cameroonians and Gabonians and promised them jobs in

Epe, Lagos – The police in Lagos have clarified the claim in a trending video that the kidnappers' hideout was busted in the Epe area of the state, stating that those rescued were not victims of kidnapping but foreigners lured to the claims that there were jobs in Nigeria.

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Benjamin Hundeyin, the spokesperson of the police in Lagos, debunked the claim that the arrested persons were kidnappers waiting for ransom from their victim while tagging the video to a Vanguard report where the police were adequately quoted.

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According to the report, the police said the rescued persons had come from and Gabon.

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The police disclosed that the victims were deceived that there were opportunities in Nigeria by some fleeing Cameroonian leaders of job scam gangs.

The victims were asked to pay the fraudsters some unspecified amount of money. Some of the victims revealed to the police that many of them sold their belongings, including their houses, back home so that they could raise money and secure a new job in Nigeria as they were promised.

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On getting to Nigeria, they were kept in the building in Epe with the strong warning that they must not step outside until they got the job they were promised.

It was also discovered that some had been kept in the building for up to six months.

Source: Henzodaily.ng

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