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Enugu Police Clarify Viral Video of Alleged Organ Harvesting

The Enugu State Police have make clear a viral video that sparked rumours of organ harvesting in a resort within the state.

The video, which appeared on X.com on Sunday, confirmed two ladies being rescued from a resort room. Their organs have been allegedly stolen.

One of many ladies within the video claimed the boys had weapons.

It was additionally stated that she was rescued when she tried to leap by the window after the suspects left the resort room.

Nevertheless, in a press launch shared on X.com on Monday, the command’s spokesperson, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, refuted the claims.

Ndukwe defined that preliminary investigation revealed that the incident was a case of extortion and fraud, and never tried homicide or organ harvesting.

The assertion learn: “The Enugu State Police Command has intercepted a viral video displaying two girls who have been allegedly rescued from a resort room in Enugu the place they have been tied up in an try to reap their organs by two younger males.

“The Command due to this fact needs to state that opposite to the deceptive narrative surrounding the incident, preliminary investigation has revealed a case of demand for cash by threats and fraud, and never of homicide or harvesting of human organs or elements on the market.”

It was additional acknowledged that the ladies, who have been stated to be industrial intercourse staff, met the suspects on July 3 at a resort alongside Agbani Street in Enugu.

The following day, they returned to the identical resort, the place the boys reportedly threatened, beat and tied them up.

The assertion continued: ‘On the resort, the suspects beat and tied up the ladies within the resort room rest room after threateningly demanding and acquiring their telephones and account data, together with their private identification numbers (PINs).

“They managed to secretly go away the resort earlier than the victims have been rescued, as seen within the video.

“They additional fraudulently withdrew a cumulative quantity of One Hundred and Twenty Thousand (₦120,000.00) from the victims’ accounts.”

Police report {that a} bag containing two kitchen knives and sportswear left behind by the suspects has been recovered. An investigation is presently underway to arrest the fleeing suspects.

Following this incident, police stated resort homeowners and managers have been suggested to take care of the best safety requirements and guarantee visitors are correctly screened and their verifiable particulars are obtained earlier than they’re accommodated.

Younger ladies have been additionally warned to not affiliate with strangers, particularly males, below any guise, to keep away from falling sufferer to related criminals and their actions.

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