Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested 25-year-old Adetoro Kazeem for the alleged blackmail and extortion of a woman to the tune of N7m.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.
Oyeyemi said the suspect, a resident of Paara Street, in the Alakia area of Ibadan, Oyo State, was arrested following a report by the complainant, Gloria Ogunnupebi.
He said the woman told the police at the Obalende divisional headquarters, Ijebu-Ode, that she received a message from a strange foreign number via a voice note on her WhatsApp, demanding N200,000 or he would upload her nude pictures on social media.
According to her, she sent the said amount to the suspect in order to prevent the caller from exposing her to public ridicule.
She further told the police that the suspect continued to make more financial demands, thereby extorting her to the tune of N7,363,900.
The complainant added that she decided to report when she got tired of the continuous extortion and started contemplating suicide.
Oyeyemi said following the report, the Obalende Divisional Police Officer, SP Salami Murphy, mobilised his crack detectives to go after the suspect.
The PPRO said, “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.”
Oyeyemi quoted the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, to have applauded the detectives for ‘a well done job.’
He added that the CP ordered an in-depth investigation into the past activities of the suspect with a view to charging him to court as soon as possible.