Precious Mayor, a suspected cyber fraudster, along with Prince Afam, Israel Simon, and Emmanuela Mayor have been detained for allegedly taking hostages at Igbogbo in the Ikorodu district of Lagos State.
According to reports, the victims travelled from Imo State to learn how to commit cyber fraud from Mayor. But after only a few days of their apprenticeship, when they didn’t meet their targets, Mayor reportedly locked them in a room and physically abused them.
The Lagos State Police Command apprehended the suspect on Tuesday, August 26, along with three other individuals identified as his accomplices: Prince Afam, Israel Simon, and Emmanuela Mayor, who is Simon’s wife.
Confirming the occurrence to our correspondent in a telephone chat, the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin said, “The victims were tortured and deprived of their freedom. The arrested suspects have been moved to the State Criminal Investigation Department.”