Two Toronto sisters have been detained in Lagos, Nigeria for trying to blackmail a wealthy Nigerian businessman.
It’s likely happened to you before – you wake up one morning to an unopened email from a Nigerian Prince asking for your help. He has extra cash and he needs your assistance. In case you didn’t know (and we hate to break it to you) it’s a scam and no one is trying to send you a billion dollars. Oh, and that cruise trip you won? Also a scam.
In recent events, however, it looks like the tables have turned. Two Toronto girls have been busted for scamming a Nigerian billionaire.
Jyoti and Kiran Matharoo are the Instagram-famous women in question. The Toronto Star reports that the sisters are being accused of trying to blackmail Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola with evidence that he is cheating on his wife. The Matharoo’s threatened to post the evidence on a notorious sex scandal website.
The sisters allegedly operated a website called NaijaGistLive and several other social media accounts to blackmail wealthy men, mostly based in regions of Africa. The girls also run their own blog, Matropolitan.com, that chronicles their daily outfits and worldly travels. According to The Toronto Star, there are around 274 cyberbullying victims.
This sex scandal, along with another case which saw 3 Quebecers arrested for smuggling $30 million worth of cocaine in Australia, are a couple of friendly reminders that not everything on social media is as it seems.
All those fancy yachts, handbags, vacations and dinners out the Matharoo sisters flaunted to their combined total of 60k followers and counting? Yep, they were probably paid for with extortion money.
For their sake, we hope that there’s good lighting in jail.
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