The Lagos state police command has confirmed the arrest of a teenager who threatened to blackmail Nigerian singer, Salawa Abeni, with her nude pictures.
The command took to its social media page on Sunday to break the news in a statement.
According to the statement, the suspect, identified as Olufowoke Oladunjoye Emmanuel, is a 19-year-old national diploma holder of Yaba College of Technology.
It added that the suspect, who is a resident of Brentfield Avenue, Peace Estate in Magboro, Ogun state, was picked up by the command’s decoy team of rapid response squad on Thursday after three days of trailing him.
The statement also said that the suspect claimed he got Abeni’s nude pictures from a memory card he found on the floor while in school.
The suspect, the statement added, has been transferred to the state’s Crime Investigation Department (CID) for further investigation.
“Our Decoy team have arrested a man who tried blackmailing the popular fuji artiste, Salawa Abeni with her nude photos. He claims he got them from a memory card which he found on the floor while in school. He has been transferred to State CID, Panti for further investigation,” the statement read.
The veteran singer had shared screenshots of her WhatsApp conversation with the blackmailer, who threatened to release the nude pictures if she didn’t yield to his demands.
The development came about the same time when television host, Toke Makinwa, and BBNaija 2019 housemate, Tacha, had called out unidentified individuals who threatened to release their nude photos.
Nigerian singer, Seyi Shay, had also made headlines recently after three of her semi-nude pictures appeared on her Instagram page.