Six Lagos-based ladies has had an experience that is likely to shape the way they relate with guys who present themselves as high-class.
A man who claimed to be a Switzerland returnee got them invited to a hotel in Surulere, where he drugged them and stole their iPhones and ATM cards.
The police have however arrested the 36-year-old applicant, Ifeanyi Ezennaya, for allegedly drugging and robbing the six women, with the phones valued at N4 million.
The incident happened on Tuesday at Falolu Street, Surulere, Lagos.
Ezennaya, whose residential address is unknown, lured the young ladies (names withheld) to a hotel, laced their drinks with unknown substance and dispossessed them of their phones and other valuables.
One of the victims who spoke on behalf of others told NAN that they met the suspect few days ago while celebrating the birthday of one of them in a bar.
“We met him at a bar, he approached us and introduced himself as Emeka, he claimed he is just back from Switzerland and he wants to be our friend.
“Two of us gave him our phone contacts.
“On Tuesday, he called that we should hang out in a hotel and we honoured the invitation.
“He ushered us to the room he had already booked.
“He brought out red wine and some energy drinks from the fridge and served us and that was all we could remember,” she said.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that police officers at Surulere Division, through diligent work, arrested the suspect on Thursday in a hotel in Allen Avenue, Ikeja, where he was about to rob another prospective victim.
When NAN contacted the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the division, CSP Idowu Adedeji, for details, he referred our correspondent to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Lagos State Command.
The PPRO, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the story said the suspect drugged and robbed the victims.
According to him, the phones are yet to be recovered.(