THE NEWSGHOST, NIGERIA – It was reported that four men were arrested for posting nude pictures of some ladies on the internet in Ikaramu Akoko in Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo.
The men were arrested by the 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army.
The identities of the suspects are yet to be disclosed by the brigade. But journalists gathered that three of them are members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) who are serving in the state.
According to a source, most of those who have been victims of their acts are their girlfriends who include female NYSC members too.
The source explained that, they are usually invited to an hotel and asked to pull off their clothes to take nude pictures.
After they have taken their nude pictures, the source said, they used to demand money from the ladies and threaten to post their nude pictures on the internet.
The source said:
‘Many ladies, including female corps members, have fallen victims. They were making a lot of money from the act before they were caught.
‘They would invite their girlfriends to a hotel in Ikare Akoko, and after having sex with them, they would take their nude pictures.
‘Some days after, they would demand money from the ladies and threaten that if the ladies failed to give them the money, they would post their nude pictures on the Internet. Any of them who failed to give out money, would find her nude pictures on the Internet.’
Major Ojo Adelegan, the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, confirmed that the suspects have been arrested and handed over to the appropriate security agency, but refused to make their identity known.
‘I can confirm their arrest, but they are no more with us. They have been handed over to another security agency.’
Similarly, Mrs. Christy Olatoye, the Head of the Public Relations Unit of the NYSC in Ondo, confirmed the arrest of the suspects and said they have been given over to the Department of State Services (DSS) in the state. She said they cannot interefere in the matter.
‘The matter is with the DSS; we cannot interfere. All we will do is to give them any information they need. It is a criminal offence; we can’t stop the DSS from doing their work.’
Mr. Femi Joseph, the Public Relations Officer of the Ondo State Police Command, said the case has not been reported to the command yet.
‘We don’t know anything about it. We are not aware of the matter.’
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