One of the sureties in the sextortion and cyber bullying case of Jyoti and Kiran Matharoo has been remanded in Ikoyi Prisons (Lagos) following their non-appearance at the Yaba magistrate court on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.
The surety, invited by the Police, appeared before the court on Friday, January 27, 2017… and after his case was heard, he was granted bail (with one surety and N500,000 in like sum). He couldn’t meet the bail conditions, and was thereafter remanded in prison.
The Canadians of Indian descent who were allegedly extorting money from those featured on naijagistlive blog were brought to court on Friday, December 23, 2016, following complaints from billionaire oil mogul, Femi Otedola.
With their accomplice, Babatunde Oyebade, they were arrested around December 17 following months of investigation by the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Unit from Abuja which was partnered by Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
Femi Otedola had reported being blackmailed by those behind the naijagistlive blog who were tormenting him with tales of adultery, claiming that he was luring his daughter to date a billionaire friend and disparaging his son.
There appeared to be a few other complaints against the naijagistlive blog bordering on threat of death, kidnap and bodily harm.
The complaints led to intensive investigation which later culminated in the arrest of Jyoti (32), Kiran (30) and Oyebade (43).
In the wake of the arrest, more salacious details of randy rich men cavorting with the courtesans exploded, recording the sex scandal as the biggest yet Nigeria has witnessed.
Images of moguls, tycoons, banks’ managing directors and chairmen, leading politicians, hoteliers and night club owners, among many, were found on their laptops and iPads.
The ladies – who enjoyed a jet-set lifestyle, reportedly pocketing $1 million from servicing the rich men, and serving their 50,000 instagram followers updates of their ‘dream lives’ – had scores of pictures and videos of the sexcapades.
Faces of men in compromising positions were fully recorded by the Matharoo sisters. Those who saw the images were alarmed as they counted many pillars and otherwise respected opinion leaders.
Many of these randy rich men are eager to ensure the case which can ruin souls and lives is discontinued.
And when the court case was adjourned on December 23 to January 25, rumour that the ladies have eloped gained ground. Even in spite of their passports in possession of the Police, reports that they had gone back to Canada flew afield. Some even claimed that the Matharoo sisters mentioned that they wanted to travel to Las Vegas (United States of America).
With the adjournment of the case to March 1, there is little hope that the ladies who frequented night clubs will show up. And there are moves by law enforcers to involve INTERPOL, with the possibility of their arrest and deportation to Nigeria from anywhere in the world.
But a lot of Nigerians think the case is dead, even though there are claims that without the appearance of Jyoti and Kiran Matharoo, Babatunde Oyebade (who was in court on January 28) may be tried alone.
That possibility is even remote as details of the extortion scandal, with the images of those cavorting with the sisters who only attended secondary school in Toronto brought to open court. And those involved will do everything to frustrate them.
Meanwhile, the other sureties of the Kardashian look-alike sisters are being sought by the Police.