The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 30-year-old man, one Falose Oluwoye Nifemi, who posed as a banker on the social media space, to first lure his female victims, then rape them. The fake banker, was said to have been luring young ladies with fake business proposals and ends up raping them in the process at his Lagos residence.
It was gathered that the suspect, on his facebook profile, claimed to have attended Madonna University, Okija, Anambra State, but investigations later revealed that he is merely a school certificate holder. In his confessional statement, the suspect said: “I met the girls on facebook and they are runs girls who accepted my proposal because of the financial inducement I usually put before them.
“It was not a case of rape but strictly business proposal. I met them on facebook and we agreed on a price. The last attempt which blew the lid was another of such. I met the lady on facebook and I promised to pay her N100,000 after the meeting. “During our discussion, we agreed to meet in an hotel in FESTAC. I did not know that she is a friend to one of the girls I met previously.
It was the lady that called in the police. “The other lady who claimed to have been raped by me was not also raped. The only thing that happened was that I met her on facebook as usual and we agreed on an amount. “We met in an hotel after our excapade in the room we went to the reception to get food and drinks. While she was eating I told her that I want to get something from the room. “When I got to the room, I searched her bag. Inside I saw her phones and some money. I took the phones and cash and left without her knowing.
“My advice to ladies is that they shouldn’t love a man because of money. Materialism and love of money, is killing most girls that use social media.” He, however, admitted to have had sex with only two and stole from them. Police believed there are other victims. The state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, who confirmed the incident, described him as a serial facebook rapist, who was arrested in FESTAC Town while attempting to rape another of his victim. Owoseni said already about five girls had fingered him for chatting them up on facebook, soliciting for sexual friendship.