Their reports on billionaire Femi Otedola brought them down.
The trio met their waterloo after trying to blackmail billionaire
businessman, Femi Otedola. The case, with file no. A/203/2016, which is
between the Lagos state commissioner of police and the three defendants
following a petition filed to the police by Otedola is still ongoing.
Kiran and Jyoti Matharoo failed to show up in court months ago, to continue a hearing on their case
The sisters, who fled to Canada, were first arrested by police in a
five star hotel on Victoria Island, Lagos, on December 9, 2016, after
Otedola filed a complaint to the Inspector General of Police (IG),
Ibrahim Idris, detailing how the sisters blackmailed him and his
daughter, using a gossip website, nijagistlive. com.
The sisters allegedly carried out a series of blackmails with a
Nigerian collaborator, identified as Babatunde Oyebade. In his complaint
to Idris, Otedola noted that the sisters blackmailed and threatened to
kidnap members of his family, including his wife and children.
The ladies also blackmailed Dapo Balogun and Omoregie Ige, through
their gossip website and demanded N3.5 million from Ige before pulling
down the story.
Immediately he received the letter, Idris directed operatives
attached to the Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT, to investigate
Oyebade was first arrested in Festac Town, Lagos. Oyebade told police
how he was contracted through his email to design the website. He
insisted that he didn’t know that the website would be used for
blackmail. He added that N100,000, for his workmanship, was paid to him
through a taxi driver.
IRT trailed the sisters to a hotel on Victoria Island, where they were paying N178,000 per night.
A laptop, containing information indicating that the sisters operate a
syndicate which specialised in blackmailing wealthy Nigerians using the
internet was recovered.
According to police, the ladies had blackmailed several rich and influential Nigerians, including musicians.
After they were arrested, the Canadians pleaded for clemency and vowed to shut down the website.
Interestingly, it is believed the sisters are still in possession of
some digital copies of compromising pictures and videos of randy
businessmen and politicians discovered on laptops and iPads seized from
them by the Nigerian police.
However, according to Toronto Sun’s report, “One of Toronto’s
notorious Matharoo sisters was arrested on an international arrest
warrant at an airport in Italy on Wednesday.
According to Italian newspaper Il Gazzettino, Kiran Matharoo was
nabbed as she disembarked a flight at Venice’s Marco Polo Airport.
It’s believed the bust was related to alleged sex-tortion beefs
against Kiran and her sister Jyoti in the Nigerian capital of Lagos.
The two selfie-loving socialites were frequent fliers on Instagram,
posting their jet-setting antics in a variety of provocative poses.
The duo — who grew up in Rexdale and were well-known in the Toronto
club scene — have been compared to TV’s notorious Kardashian sisters
because of their raunchy antics and penchant for self-promotion.”