A church protocol officer has been arrested by the Police in Lagos for allegedly blackmailing female members of his church with their nude photos.
The suspect identified as Victor Duru was arrested in Surulere on Thursday, after he continually blackmailed a lady reported to be his girlfriend.
One of his girlfriends reported him at RRS Headquarter. Duru, 23, was investigated and discovered to have been using the nude photographs to blackmail her in exchange for money.
It was also discovered that the suspect was keeping the nude photographs of other girls while lodging them in hotels and his apartment in #Ijeshatedo.
Sources revealed that the suspect obtained the nude photographs of the victim with the assistance of a third party at gunpoint, while there is a growing suspicion that Duru also laced the drink of another girl with sleeping drug.
The suspect in his disclosure stated “she was my girlfriend. We are same church member. We have been dating for almost two years. We were having break up issues. .
So, I invited her to an hotel in Ijeshatedo. I excused myself and invited my friend, Frank Obinna, to meet me in the hotel. Obinna and I had this planned together.
The gun was a toy gun. He entered the hotel room and held the lady at gun point. I told her to cooperate, naked her for Obinna to take her pictures. We took seven different shots of her in the nude with my phone. I discharged her that day. This was in September.
By early October, 2019, I called her to give me N80,000 or I would throw the nude photographs online. She was only able to offer me N10,000.Last week, Obinna called her again and requested for N40,000. .
She promised to send something. She was a wonderful girl that had been assisting me before the problem started. On many occasions, she has assisted me financially.”