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Regional News of Friday, 19 August 2022


Two women, others held over nude photo blackmail

Nigerian Police Nigerian Police

Two women have been taken into police custody in Anambra State for allegedly blackmailing their victims with nude pictures with intent to extort them.

Two men said to be part of the blackmail syndicate were also arrested.

Police spokesman Tochukwu Ikenga, in a statement yesterday, said the suspects specialised in luring victims with love advances, and taking nude pictures of them, which they later use to blackmail and extort them.

He said policemen yesterday “arrested Okechukwu Ogoejiofor (m) aged 36, Nonso Nwizu (m) aged 34, Esther Nwafor lfeanyichukwu (f) aged 21 and Obianuju Nduba (f) aged 20, at Ajakpani village, Umunya in Oyi LGA, for alleged conspiracy, demanding with menaces and stealing.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects used social media to lure their unsuspecting male victims into fake love/friendship affairs. They thereafter take the victim to a room, where Obianuju Nduba engages the victim in foreplay.

“The other members of the gang force themselves into the room, take nude pictures/videos of the victims, which they use to force the victims into transferring huge sums of money to them, with the threat of publishing same on social media if the victims fail to comply, and also dispossess the individual of his personal belongings.”

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