- The culprit behind the blackmail of Salewa Abeni over her nude photos, has been apprehended
- The 19-year-old suspect identified as Olufowoke Oladunjoye Emmanuel was picked up at his residence in Ogun State
- Emmanuel who is a student of Yabatech confessed to the police that he found the nude photos on a memory card he picked up in his school some time in November 2019
- After his first attempt at blackmailing her went south, he destroyed the memory card, alongside his phone and sim card
The Rapid Response team of the Police Force has arrested the person behind the attempted blackmail of music icon Salewa Abeni over her nude photographs.
The 19-year-old suspect identified as Olufowoke Oladunjoye Emmanuel, in his confession to the police, admitted to being behind the blackmail and stated he acted alone.
According to the police report, Emmanuel who is a resident of Peace Estate in Magboro, Ogun state, was picked up by the Decoy Team of Rapid Response Squad on May 28.
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The 2017/2018 electrical engineering student of Yabatech claimed he discovered the photos on a memory card which he picked up on the floor in his school in November 2019.
He then downloaded the photos and sent some to her using her phone number he obtained from her Instagram bio.
However, his attempt of blackmail failed when Abeni took to social media to report the blackmail, stating that someone wanted to tarnish her image.
Emmanuel in his statement disclosed: "On 1st of April, 2020, I chatted her up and also called her after sending few of the photos to her online. My intention was to negotiate with her for few bucks and for me to destroy the photographs.
I thought everything was going on fine until the following day when I heard the news of the blackmail over the radio. I was with my mother. She was even cursing the blackmailer unknown to her that I was the brain behind it.
I immediately sneaked out, destroyed the memory card and threw my mobile phone and SIM card into nearby wetland in Magboro. Since then, I never mentioned it to anyone and called Madam Salawa Abeni about it again.”
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Meanwhile, Nigerian journalist, Kemi Olunloyo, has taken to social media to call out Davido for what she believes is his 'audio' Banana Island mansion.
Recall the singer had earlier announced that he acquired a new home in the choice are of Lagos and even took fans on a tour of the new home.
Well, Olunloyo isn't buying that and has tagged his newly acquired mansion as 'audio'. She accused the singer of living a sick audio clout life, pointing out several commitments the Disturbance crooner seemingly never followed through with.
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