- Nigeria Police Force has rescued an abducted Philippino lady, Irene Torento Panas, lured to Nigeria by supposed lover
- Panas was abducted by her social media lover, Chukwudi Odo, when she visited Nigeria on November 22, 2019
- Frank Mba, the Force public relations officer, said the victim has been taken to the hospital for medical attention
The Inspector-General of Police, Muhammadu Adamu, has advised Nigerians to be more cautious in the use of social media in the country.
Legit.ng reports that the IGP’s advice came against the backdrop of the successful rescue of a 40-year-old Philippino lady, Irene Torento Panas, by the operatives of the Enugu state police command at Neke-Uno village, in Enugu state.
The Force public relations officer, DCP Frank Mba, in a statement signed on Monday, June 22, said the Philippino was rescued six months after she arrived Nigeria from the Philippines in an apparent but unsuccessful search for love.
The police said Panas, an accountant by profession and a native of Manila in the Philippines, arrived Nigeria on November 22, 2019, on a visit to a 54-year-old Chukwudi Odo of Enugu Ezike in Igbo-Eze North LGA of Enugu state whom she met on Facebook on March 8, 2017.
According to the report, the visit which was originally intended to be for 10-days, however, turned out to be a full case of abduction following Chukwudi Odo’s refusal to allow her return to her country against her will, adding that she was held incommunicado by Odo.
The police spokesman said that the Force is already in contact with the Embassy of the Philippines in Nigeria so as to reunite the victim with members of her family.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a man with the name Ibukun Mike captured the moment he and 4 others paid N50,000 each to a Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) official in Lagos state.
It was gathered that the event happened on Friday, May 15. He said the unnamed official asked them to pay the sum to his assistants before he left them. Ibukun said that though they were guilty of passing through a blocked path, the man never issued them receipts for the payment they made.
Ibunkun revealed the name of the man as Hunpegan, an officer at Masa-Masa office in Festac area of the state.
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