Internet Black Mailers Arrested In Lagos

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Hyacinth Chinweuba

A suspected notorious internet black mailer and armed robber, Abdusalami Wasiu, has been arrested by the police in Lagos.         

Wasiu, an alleged jail breaker, who was also said to have been arrested in  2018, by SARS Operatives for armed robbery and possession of unlawful firearms, was then prosecuted, jailed same year but released from prison in an certain circumstances. 

Known as ‘Spartacus’ in the Crime World, he has been on the run since he attempted but failed to extort and blackmail a popular resort, the New Planet Resorts, located at aka road, Ajangbadi, Ojo-Lagos.                                       

The suspect was alleged to have plotted, recorded and posted a false video of an unknown lady found in a dirty water channel, at church bus stop, Ajangbadi, which he manipulated to indicate and deceive the public that the incident happened at New Planet Resorts premises.                            

The suspect’s intention was to discredit the Resorts for an earlier refusal by  the Management, to allow him run an illegal toll collection point in front of the Resorts Main Entrance.                                   

Wasiu was trailed for about two weeks, until last Saturday, April 27th, 2019, when credible information was said to have been received by Operatives from Ilemba Hausa, police Division, that the suspect was sighted at a black spot in ojo.                

The DPO, SP kazeem Abonde, was said to have promptly despatched armed police men, who swooped on his hide out and bursted him out.         

After his arrest, eye witnesses reported that the suspect broke down in tears, begging the public for forgiveness over all crimes he confessed he had committed.      While pleading for mercy, Wasiu was said to have confessed to be responsible for the recording and internet posting of the false video clips to discredit  New Planet Resorts.                                                  

Claiming that it was the devil that pushed him to crime, the Ogbomosho, Oyo state born suspect, appealed to the management of the Resorts to forgive him.           

It would be recalled that in an earlier reaction gathered, the New Planet Resorts Management denied the entire content of the false video clips, warning perpetrators to desist from such false hood and campaign of colunmy.                    

The police would charge the suspect to court soon.

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