Two Canadian sisters have been accused of attempting extortion from some of the wealthiest men in Nigeria. Jyoti and Kiran Matharoo are now sitting in a Nigerian prison cell after being caught with laptops containing various videos of them having sex with high profile Nigerian men. The two sisters were allegedly planning to extort the men for thousands of dollars, even using a third party to record conversations between them and their clients in hopes of getting rich quickly. One of their targets, Femi Otedola, is considered one of Nigeria’s wealthiest men. Otedola, worth over $1 billion dollars earlier this year and recently showcased in Forbes Magazine for 2016 billionaires, made his money mostly through the energy industry. The sisters were hoping to extort the businessman by revealing his extramarital affairs to his wife.
“They demanded money in order not to go public with the details. This was their modus operandi. It was also 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 approach 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,” according to Politics Nigeria. Sources indicate that a private investigation broke the case and after being detained, the sisters quickly admitted to having sex with over 100 wealthy men. Also, they confirmed they owned and operated a blackmail website to aid in their extortion.
While the two sisters did admit to owning the website, they have officially pleaded “not guilty” to the accusations. The sisters signed a confessional statement on Friday, admitting to some the claims while negotiating an agreement to leave the country after the trial. It is also confirmed that the Canadian citizens are receiving aid from consular services. They are expected to appear before the courts on January 27, 2017.