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Regional News of Wednesday, 14 December 2022


Blackmailers after me, using my nude video to demand N1.5m – Oyo State Broadcaster

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Popular broadcaster and owner of YES FM radio, Ibadan, Oyo State, Mr Yemi Sonde, has cried out to the public that a blackmailer has been on his neck over a nude video of him.

In a press statement issued by the ace broadcaster in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, Sonde said the blackmailer claimed to be in possession of his nude videos.

Sonde claimed that when he demanded the blackmailer to send him a copy of the video which he obliged him, it was a video of him (Sonde) alone in his bedroom.

According to him, the blackmailer, who claimed to live in Cote d’Ivoire, had repeatedly demanded sums of money which ranged from N500,000 to N1,500,000, from him if he wanted the video to be kept off the social media.

The blackmailer also contacted some of the broadcaster’s friends with the said video, asking the friends to prevail on Sonde to part with the blackmail money.

Sonde further said that the blackmailer demanded to be paid urgently if the broadcaster wanted him to delete the videos and threatened to circulate them all over social media in order to embarrass him, his family, and destroy his businesses.

The Ibadan-based broadcaster said he had however told the blackmailer to go ahead with his threat and that he would not part with his hard-earned money to any blackmailer.

“I am issuing this release to let Nigerians know that some powerful individuals who are bent on destroying me have orchestrated this blackmail. I don’t know what I did to necessitate this but I know that they will fail,” said Sonde.

Sonde stressed that he had indicted the blackmail attempt with the right legal actions adding, “I suspect some high net-worth individuals in society who got the blackmailer to go after me, having hitherto sworn to take me down.”