Update December 29:
Jyoti and Kiran Matharoo are now appologizing for their part in a blackmailing sceme that including the extortion of Nigerian billionaire businessman Femi Otedola.
In a video that surfaced on YouTube, the sisters read from their phone a statement of apology. “We apologize to Femi Otedola and his family, especially his wife and children and all the other petitioners,” Jyoti said in the video. “We created a platform called NaijaGistLive dot com where people can send in stories. Most stories were sent by close friends or associates of people being written about. The intention was not to hurt anyone or be malicious.”
Otedola and others who were victims of the sceme have yet to respond to the apology. Watch it below.
Two Toronto sisters have been detained in Lagos, Nigeria, after they reportedly tried to extort and cyber bully a Nigerian billionaire.
According to Politics Nigeria, Jyoti and Kiran Matharoo tried to blackmail businessman Femi Otedola by claiming they had video evidence he cheated on his wife and that they’d post it on a sex scandal website.
It’s reported that Otedola made his fortune in energy. The Matharoo sisters didn’t care, though. They just wanted the bread and allegedly felt they could get a quick come up. That plan was scrapped after a private investigation turned up their plot and they were arrested.
The sister’s arrest wasn’t an isolated incident. A court document procured by Politics Nigeria also reveals that Jyoti and Kiran were responsible for the website NaijaGistLive and numerous other social media accounts used to cyber bully approximately 274 people. The sisters reportedly live in Toronto, according to a home address provided to the courts.
Jyoti and Kiran Matharoo are known Instagram models and have nearly 50,000 followers on IG. Looks like that following may take a hit (or possibly increase now because of the publicity).
Check out a few Instagram pics of the sisters below.
(Photo: Jyoti Matharoo via Instagram)
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