7th August, 2022
A 36-year-old man, Ifeanyi Ezennaya, has been accused of drugging and robbing six women of six iPhones valued at N4 million.
One of the victims who spoke on behalf of others said they were drugged by Ezennaya on Tuesday at Falolu Street, Surulere, Lagos.
She said they met the suspect a few days ago while celebrating the birthday of one of them in a bar.
She said; “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 honored 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.”
Another victim, who continued the narration, said that when they eventually woke up after sleeping for six hours, the suspect was nowhere to be found.
“We drank the wine around 7:00 p.m. and woke up at 1:00 a.m. and discovered that we had been robbed of our six iPhones, wrist watches, and gold chain among other items.
“It was then it dawned on us that our drinks were spiked with drugs,” she said.
She added that Ezennaya withdrew the sum of N50,000 from the account of one of us with the ATM he stole.
“We later learned that he had sent our phones to Onitsha through waybill and sold them for N900,000,” she said.
However, police officers at Surulere Division, said Ezennaya was arrested on Thursday in a hotel in Allen Avenue, Ikeja, where he was about to rob another prospective victim.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Lagos State Command.SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who also confirmed the arrest said the suspect drugged and robbed the victims.