25-year-old Adetoro Kazeem, have been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for alleged blackmail and extortion of N7m from a woman.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the state Police Public Relations Officer, disclosed in a statement.
Kazeem, a resident of Paara Street, in the Alakia area of Ibadan, Oyo State, was arrested when Gloria Ogunnupebi made a report at Obalende Divisional Headquarters, Ijebu-Ode, against him.
According to Kazeem, the woman said she received a message from a strange foreign number via a voice note on her WhatsApp, demanding for N200,000 or he would upload her nude pictures on all social media. The woman said she sent the said amount to the suspect in to prevent the unknown caller from exposing her nude picture to public.
After receiving the first payment, the suspect became greedy and continue demanding for more money and she continued sending money to him to the tune of N7,363,900.
At this point, the complainant decided to report when she got tired of the continuous demand from Kazeem and started contemplating suicide.
Obalende Divisional Police Officer, SP Salami Murphy, went after the suspect.
According to the PPRO: “The detectives embarked on intelligence and technical based 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 crime, informed investigators that he had many OPAY accounts with different names through which he received money from his victims.”
He said investigation is ongoing into the past activities of the suspect with a view to charging him to court as soon as possible.