A warrant for the arrest of two Canadian sisters Kiranjot and Tara Matharoo, who failed to appear in court has been issued by a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court.
The defendants are standing trial in a case of threat to kidnap, cyber stalking and blackmail involving Nigerian billionaire and oil mogul, Femi Otedola, socialite, Dapo Balogun, and Omoregie Ige.
The sisters, who fled to Canada, immediately after perfecting their bail conditions, 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 court ordered the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, to also arrest two other persons, Alhaji Waheed Shobulo and Ade Oregbensa, who stood as sureties for the sisters after they were granted bail in December 2016.
The Interpol Section of the Nigeria Police Force is already making moves to issue an international warrant of arrest against the suspects.
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.
17 May, 2017