Honey-trap sisters arrested for 'extorting and bullying billionaire'
A pair of Instagram-famous sisters have been arrested for allegedly extorting and bullying a billionaire.
The sisters, from Toronto, are well-known for their social media photos and have more than 50,000 followers combined.
Jyoti and Krian Matharoo are now accused of threatening a Nigerian businessman.
According to Nigeria Politics and the New York Daily News, the duo threatened to release proof that Femi Otedola cheated on his wife unless he paid them off.
The women, who are accused of recording themselves having sexual relations with men and then blackmailing them, were taken into custody on December 23 after the businessman filed a complaint.
They are now accused of “the humiliation and cyber-bullying of some 274 persons, mostly based in Africa” through their now-defunct website and other social media accounts, according to court documents.
A Canadian government agency has confirmed it is assisting two citizens detained in Lagos, but would not release any further details.
The sisters are due in court at the end of January.
Businessman Femi Otedola is the second Nigerian after Aliko Dangote to be included on the Forbes list of dollar-denominated billionaires.
The 54-year-old is worth approximately US$1.85 billion (€1.77bn).