Two Toronto sisters detained in Lagos, Nigeria for trying to blackmail a wealthy Nigerian businessman have issued an apology.
Earlier this week, two Toronto sisters made headlines for allegedly trying to extort a wealthy Nigerian businessman. According to the Toronto Star, Jyoti and Kiran Matharoo – also known for flashing their lavish lifestyles on social media – allegedly operated a website called NaijaGistLive and several other social media accounts that were used to blackmail wealthy men, mostly based in regions of Africa.
Their latest target was Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola, who recently made Forbes magazine’s list of 2016 billionaires. The Matharoo’s allegedly threated to post evidence of Otedola cheating on his wife online.
The sisters admit to creating NaijaGist.com and .co, a platform where people can send stories, stating that the “intention was not to hurt anyone or to extort anyone as we have not received any money from this website. The money went to Babatunde Oyebode of Hustle Ink.”
The sisters also apologize directly to Femi Otedola, his wife, and family, as well as others they had written damaging stories about.
The Matharoo sisters are scheduled to appear in a Nigerian court on Jan. 26. What a way to ring in the New Year!
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