The Cross River State Police Command has arrested four teenage boys who posed as girls on Facebook in order to lure victims
The boys were arrested in Calabar, the State capital, after they lured two girls whom they gang-raped and made videos of her, threatening to upload the video on social media if they refused to pay them the sum of N30,000.
A Facebook user, Esame Nkim, shared the pictures of the arrested boy with the following narrative:
"This is happening live in my place of work. The boys used female names and pictures to make friends with some girls on Facebook.
The innocent girls were invited to meet with the supposed "friend". When the girls got to the address at No. 1 Atekong Street in Calabar, the boys handed their phone to a girl to go bring in the girls.
As soon as the girls entered the house, the girl who ushered them in disappeared. The two girls were raped by five boys, videotaping their acts and later asked the girls to pay them 30k or the video will be uploaded to the net."
The rapists on parade
Photo Credit: Facebook
"They showed the girls clips from their escapades with other girls and how much they paid. As the girls went out in search of the money, they decided to report the case to law enforcement agents and they were picked up.
Beware of who you add as friends!"