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Enugu police investigate case of two ladies allegedly rescued from ritual, organ harvest in Enugu hotel

* Bag containing two kitchen knives recovered in hotel room
* Suspects fraudulently withdrew ₦120,000.00 from the victims’ accounts
* Pictorial discretion is advised
Monday Jul 08, 2024 17:42 pm



By Joshua Chikwado
Enugu,   News


Two commercial sex workers have been rescued in a hotel where they were illegally held by alleged ritual murderers.  According to a trending online video, the girls escaped ritual murder by the whiskers at a popular hotel along Ebeano Tunnel, Ogui Road, in Enugu, the Enugu State. 

The ladies were reported to have gone into a hotel Thursday night, July 4, 2024 with two men suspected to be organ harvesters. It was learnt the ladies had their mouths, hands as well as legs bound by the men in inside the hotel room toilet.

In the video, the rescued girls alleged that the suspects were discussing and bargaining with their supposed clients over the phone on which parts of the body would be needed and for how much. To seal the bargain, the men were reported to have gone out for physical negotiations with their clients since  the phone conversation did not yield their desired results. 

An account in the video reported that some passersby, who spotted one of the girls attempting to jump through the window, a suspicious action that led them to the hotel for enquiries. Consequently, the hoteliers broke the doors rescuing the  ladies  about 3pm on Friday.

It was stated that the hotel staff found bowels, two sharp knives, a cutlass and a cooler with which to package the parts they wanted in the hotel room.

The girls claim that the men stole their cell phones including iPhone 14 Pro Max. 



Police react, begin investigation 

Meanwhile, in a reaction on Monday, the Enugu Police Command described the narrative as misleading. The spokesman of the command, Daniel Ndukwe, “preliminary investigation revealed a case of demanding money with menaces and fraud, and not murder or human organs or parts harvesting as being peddled.

“Further revealed is that the ladies, operating as commercial sex workers, made out with the young men on July 3, 2024, in a hotel (names withheld) along Agbani Road, Enugu. They had another appointment the following day and met the suspects in the hotel where the incident occurred.

“At the hotel, the suspects beat and tied up the girls in the hotel’s room toilet after menacingly demanding and obtaining their phones and account details, including their Personal Identification Numbers (PINs). They surreptitiously found their way out of the hotel before the victims were rescued, as seen in the video. They further fraudulently withdrew a cumulative sum of one hundred and twenty thousand (₦120,000.00) from the victims’ accounts”.

The police, however, confirmed that a bag containing two kitchen knives and sportswear the suspects left behind was recovered while an intelligence-guided investigation to fish out and bring the fleeing suspects to book is ongoing.


 

 

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