A commercial s*x worker, Njideka Joseph, a native of Nkpor in Anambra State but resident in Cable Point Quarters, Asaba Delta State, has lost the sum of N750,000 to fraudsters who currently operate in Asaba and its environs.
Ahead of Christmas and New Year celebrations, these fraudsters, including pick pockets, investigations revealed, have targeted unsuspecting members of the public especially traders and visitors to rid them of their hard earned money.
It was gathered that the unsuspecting commercial s*x worker fell victim of the new crime wave when the fraudsters last Tuesday, approached her for an all night services, after they both reached an agreement to pay N8,000 per night.
The fraudsters were said to have lodged separately in different rooms with two of them hanging over with commercial s*x workers.
But this was not to be in the case of Njideka who said she was allegedly robbed unknowingly by one of the fraudsters who claimed to be Benson Abel the sum of N750,000.
According to her, “I saw the two men who came in a coloured taxi car claiming they are business men from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, they approached me for all night show and I told them I cannot carry two persons but one.
In the night, one of them whom I agreed to sleep with, paid me N8,000 and while we were discussing, he introduced some business to me which I showed interest in.
“The amount he talked about the business was N1m and all I had in my room that I was taking to the bank next Wednesday was N750,000. I parted with the money and collected his GSM numbers including a note where he wrote his addresses.
“But two days later, I called the lines, they were not going and I reported the case to the police at the ‘A’ Division police station in Asaba.”
Further investigations revealed that they are different groups of fraudsters, some who operate in motor parks, markets, and busy places where they can easily perfect their criminal acts with their unsuspecting targets while other group operates with buses and taxi
cabs in Asaba and other major towns like Agbor, Ughelli, Sapele.
But in a swift reaction, the Commissioner of Police in the State, Mr. Alkali Baba Usman said the Police have mapped out strategies to bring to book pick pockets, fraudsters and hoodlums who may be set to disrupt smooth Christmas and New Year celebrations across the state.