A man, Progress Benin Disi, a worker with Shell Oil Services Company, has been killed after hooking up with a supposed “lady” on a dating site. Tinder.
The “lady” lured him to an isolated area and killed him.
Unfortunately, he didn’t know the “lady” he had been chatting with on the dating site was actually a man and member of a five-man gang, which specialised in using dating sites to lure people to lonely spots and thereafter collect their valuables.
Shell Oil Services Company, where Disi worked, is not affiliated to The Shell Petroleum Development Company or any subsidiary of the Anglo-Dutch multinational.
The suspects do not only pretend to be women, but rich women.
So most of their victims believe they would be going on a date with a rich woman, working in an oil company.
The incident occurred at Rivers State.
Members of the gang, presently in police net, are Michael Eneji, 30; Nwachukwu Emeka, 22; and Success Okeke, 27.
The gang was smashed by operatives of the Intelligence Response Team led by a Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari.
Eneji and his gang members had also been accused of kidnapping and killing Shola Olaseinde and Michael Victor using the same modus operandi.
According to police, on January 12, 2021, the family of Victor lodged a complaint that he had been missing since January 6, compelling the police to launch an investigation and also began tracking of his phone.
Through intelligence gathering and with support from the Technical Intelligence Unit, Force Headquarters, Abuja, Eneji was arrested with two of his members.