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Canadian sisters busted attempting to extort rich men in Nigeria

December 28, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Canadian sisters busted attempting to extort rich men in Nigeria

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Two sisters from Toronto are in custody in Nigeria after they reportedly attempted to extort a billionaire from the African country.

Jyoti and Kiran Matharoo are both accused of threatening billionaire Femi Otedola, informing him they would expose that he was cheating on his wife if he did not pay them money.

Otedola, 54, is worth an estimated $1.8 billion, most of which stems from profits derived from his involvement in the petroleum industry.

According to Politics Nigeria, the sisters are also facing accusations of running the website “Naijagistlive,” which was intended to “accuse several high-ranking men of cheating and patronizing prostitutes.”

Sisters Jyoti and Kiran Matharoo (above) of Toronto have been arrested in Nigeria

The women pictured in court last week, are accused of attempting to extort a number of wealthy businessmen

The news site also asserts that the two are “high society prostitutes.”

This was reportedly not the only time that the two sisters had targeted a wealthy businessman. Politics Nigeria outlined how the two purportedly went about ensuring money from their targets.

“It was discovered that the girls recorded conversations and sex romps with their rich clients which comprise of politicians, club owners, and businessmen.

After the acts, they approached their victims through a third party, threatening them to pay thousands of dollars or risk the release of the recordings/pictures/videos online through their website Naijagistlive.”

The two allegedly threatened to reveal that Otedola (above) was having an affair if he did not pay them

The girls have been living in Nigeria for months according to reports

The sisters were charged in Yaba Magistrate Court and will now remain behind bars until their next appearance on January 27th, The Daily Mail reported.

On Friday, the two signed a statement confessing to some the accusations made against them by Otedola and others.

After providing their signatures, the two agreed to leave Nigeria after the conclusion of their trial.

Both have pleaded not guilty to charges which include claims that the two were “responsible for the humiliation and cyber-bullying of some 274 persons, mostly based in regions of Africa.”

At the time of their apprehension, the siblings reportedly had a computer with names of those that they had blackmailed and footage of them having sex with high-ranking men.

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