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NYSC members in Army’s net for blackmailing female colleagues

by Family Center

Three members of National Youth Service Corps with their identity withheld have been allegedly arrested by the men of 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigeria Army, Akure, Ondo State.

The suspects were arrested in Ikaramu Akoko in Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State for allegedly posting nude photographs of some ladies online.

According to reports gathered, the suspects invited their girlfriends to a hotel where they encouraged them to go nude, after which they took their pictures which they will later demand money from the ladies, with the threat that if they failed to cooperate, their nude pictures would be posted online.

A source said, “Many ladies, including their fellow corps members, have fallen victim to the suspects who have been making money from the crime until they were eventually caught.

“They will invite their girlfriends to a particular hotel in Ikare Akoko, where they didn’t just make love to the ladies, but also photographed them while Unclad.

“Later, they would start demanding money from their victims, with the threat to expose their nudity online should they fail to cooperate.

“Ladies who thought it was a joke ended up having their nude photos posted online by the suspects.”

Confirming the development, the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Major Ojo Adelegan, who said that the suspects have been handed over to the appropriate security organisation for further action.

Adelegan, however, refused to disclose the identity of the suspects. “I can confirm their arrest, but they are no more with us; they have been handed over to other security agency,” the Army spokesman stated.

Also confirming the incident, the Head of Public Relations Unit of the National Youths Service Corps in Ondo State, Mrs. Christy Olatoye, aid the suspects were already in the custody of the Directorate of State Security in the state. She said, “The matter is with the DSS, we can not interfere.

“All we need to do is to give them any information they need. It is a criminal offence, we can’t stop the DSS from doing their work.”

However, the Public Relations Officer of the Ondo State Police Command, Mr. Femi Joseph, said the matter was not reported at the Command.

“We don’t know anything about it. We are not aware of the matter,” Joseph stated.

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