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Ogun police arrest man 25, for extorting woman of N7.3m under one month

Ogun state police command has arrested a 25-yr-old man, Adetoro Kazeem, a resident of No 2, Paara street Alakia area of Ibadan, Oyo State for alleged blackmailing and extorting a woman, one Gloria Ogunnupebi to the tune of N7,363,900 under one month.

According to statement from the Spokesman of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi on Thursday, Adetoro Kazeem was said to have been arrested after one Gloria Ogunnupebi, lodged complaint against him at Obalende Divisional headquarters of Nigeria Police, Ijebu Ode.

Gloria was said to have reported 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.

The victim narrated 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 was over,
but surprisingly, Adetoro continued demanding money from her every two weeks, and that she had been extorted up to the tune of seven million, three hundred and sixty three thousand, nine hundred naira (#7,363,900).

Gloria was quoted to have said that she decided to report the wicked act of Adetoro 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 were said to have 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, Adetoro who was said to have 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.

Meanwhile, 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 a view to charge him to court as soon as possible.

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