Officers from the Ogun state police command have arrested a 25-year-old man, Adetoro Kazeem, a resident of No 2, Paara street Alakia area of Ibadan, for blackmailing and extortion.
According to a statement released by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson of the state police command, says the suspect was arrested following a report by one Gloria Ogunnupebi, who reported at Obalende divisional headquarters ijebu ode that, in the month of May 2021, she received a message from a strange foreign number via a voice note on her WhatsApp that she should send the sum of two hundred thousand naira or else her nude picture will be uploaded on social media for public consumption.
”She stated further that, to prevent the caller from exposing her to moral and public ridicule, she sent the said amount to him, with the hope that everything is over. But surprisingly, the person continued demanding for money from her every two weeks, and that he has extorted her up to the tune of seven million, three hundred and sixty three thousand, nine hundred naira (#7,363,900).
She explained further that she decided to report when she got tired of the continuous extortion and started contemplating suicide.
Upon the report, the DPO Obalende Division, SP Salami Murphy, mobilized his crack detectives to go after the suspect. The detectives embarked on intelligence and technical base investigation, and they successfully traced the suspect to his hideout in Ibadan Oyo state, where he was apprehended.
On interrogation, the suspect who confessed to the commission of the crime, informed the investigators that he has many OPAY accounts with different names through which he used to receive money from his victims.”the statement in part read
Oyeyemi added that the commissioner of police Cp Edward Awolowo Ajogun, who commended the detectives for a well-done job, has ordered an in-depth investigation into the past activities of the suspect with the view to charge him to court as soon as possible.