Peter Dada, Akure
The men of 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigeria Army, Akure, Ondo State, have arrested four men in Ikaramu Akoko, Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State, allegedly for posting nude photographs of some ladies online.
Though the security agents have withheld information about the identities of the suspects, it was gathered that three of them were members of the National Youth Service Corps serving in the state.
According to a source, the suspects were fond of inviting their girlfriends to a hotel where they encouraged them to go nude, after which they took their pictures.
The source added that later, the suspects would demand money from the ladies, with the threat that if they failed to cooperate, their nude pictures would be posted online.
The 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 naked.
“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.”
The Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Major Ojo Adelegan, confirmed the arrest of the suspects and said they have been handed over to the appropriate security organisation for further action.
Adelegan, however, refused to disclosed 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.
In the same vein, the Head of Public Relations Unit of the National Youths Service Corps in Ondo State, Mrs. Christy Olatoye, also confirmed the arrest.
She said 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.