The last is yet to be heard on the gruesome murder of Cynthia Osokogu, a retired general’s only daughter, as more victims of the internet fraud ring have shown up as the Police Headquarters at Ikeja, Lagos.
The State Commissioner of Police, Umar Manko, told journalists on Thursday that the two female victims of the suspects came after seeing the story on the television news.
Nwabufo Okwumo, 33, and Ezekiel Odera, 23, had earlier been paraded as suspects responsible for Cynthia’s death.
The suspects, both university undergraduates, confessed to luring Cynthia via the social media in an attempt to steal from her.
Manko did not disclose the names of the victims, but he said that the victims identified the suspects as the same men who lured them via social media and later dispossessed them of their cash.
“More people are coming to us after they watched the story on TV about the suspects. Two ladies in particular identified that the suspects are the same persons that lured them, and they are willing to assist the police in the investigation,” he said.
“They have been directed to see the Area commander, Area E, in charge of the case.”
The suspects, in their confessional statements, admitted to luring several ladies through the social network, raping and stealing from them.
The police said the suspects specialised in carefully choosing wealthy targets, and that their modus operandi was using the social media such as the Blackberry Messenger and Facebook.