The Department of State Services (DSS) has rescued an American citizen, Tawanda Lynn Jackson, who was reportedly held hostage by one Mathew Adedoyin, her acquaintance whom she met on the social media.
The suspect was paraded along with his purported accomplice on Monday by the Director of DSS, Lagos Command, Mrs Betty Adoki, a statement from the Lagos State Ministry of Justice revealed.
Adoki said 46-year-old Jackson arrived in Lagos on November 11 and was received at the airport by Adedoyin who allegedly raped her several times.
According to her, the American Embassy in Lagos had reported to the Command about Jackson’s abduction and they immediately commenced an investigation which resulted in the raid of the location by a team of security operatives and military personnel.
Adoki said the suspect had lured the black American mother of five through the social media purportedly for a visit, claiming to be a wealthy prince from a royal family of Ile-Ife in Osun State.
She explained that while on the dating site, Adedoyin, 40, allegedly lied to the victim that he was an exporter of ginger and bitter cola, with a large plantation of cocoa and palm oil.
The suspect was also said to have claimed that he had a lot of slaves working for him.
“He (Adedoyin) said that his father was a former king of Ife Titun, Osun State and that he was the heir apparent to the throne,” the Command’s director said.