A 27-year-old man has been arrested after he threatens to release nude photos of his 60-year-old lover on the Internet.
PUNCH reports that Momoh, a secondary school leaver had begun the relationship with the retiree whom he met on Facebook after sending her friendship request.
The two lovers were said to have corresponded regularly through other social media platforms like Whatsapp where they engaged in virtual romance and sex with the love struck Pat who is based in Benin, Edo State, sending him her nude photos.
It was gathered that Momoh later began demanding money from her but when she refused to send him the money, he threatened to post her nude photos on the Internet if she didn’t give him the sum of N1 million.
The sexagenarian was said to have reported the case at the Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos, which traced the suspect to a hotel and him arrested.
A police source said Momoh was arrested by operatives in the Criminal Investigation Department after an extensive investigation.
“In the course of the investigation, we discovered that the man lied about his age; he told the woman he was 47-years-old. When the woman saw his profile pictures, she queried him.
He replied the woman that pictures could be deceptive. The woman told him she was 60-years-old and since the age difference was insignificant, they started a relationship.
They were always talking on the telephone, making video calls and having video romance and video sex. The woman was, however, unaware that he was storing the information on his phone.
She said he later started requesting money from her and when she could no longer bear his frivolous demands, she blocked him on Facebook and Whatsapp. However, the suspect opened new accounts and sent her messages. He also called her with his friend and mother’s telephone numbers.
He later sent some of her nude photos to her and threatened that if she didn’t send him N1 million, he would post the pictures on the Internet.”
When the woman reported the case to the police, a discreet operation was organized with the woman made to invite him to a hotel where some policemen had positioned themselves and he was arrested in the room.
The source continued:
“When he entered the hotel room, he asked her (the woman) to go and have a shower. He also undressed. The woman, after bathing, asked him to get her a drink. He had stepped out when she quickly alerted the police to his presence in the room. He was then arrested.”
However, Momoh, an indigene of Kogi State who lives with his parents in the Alagbado area of Lagos, said Pat sent the photos to him of her own volition.
He said after their friendship started on Facebook, Pat blocked him because she suspected he was not trustworthy.
“I got her phone number from her Facebook page and called her. We reconciled and our relationship blossomed.
However, a few days later, she told me that she could not enter into a relationship with me and would rather offer one of her daughters to me. I agreed.
When she didn’t get back to me, I called her and she said she had changed her mind and that she would give our relationship a try since I was interested in her and not her daughters.
We were always chatting on Whatsapp late at night and early in the morning. She called me one morning and said she didn’t sleep well. She said I should understand what she meant.
I asked her to have a bath, dress up and come down to Lagos. She said she didn’t have the money to make the trip yet. She then asked to see my nude pictures, which I sent to her.
Around the evening of that day, she called me saying she wanted to show me something. She removed her blouse during the video call, revealing her private parts and breasts.
I took snapshots of some of the video calls because the phone I was using was not mine and I wanted to save the pictures for myself.
At another time, I was at a meeting when she called and exposed her private parts to me. I have about 20 of such pictures.
She has only given me N5,000 while the relationship started. I know she got N150,000 from another of her boyfriends in Abuja.
Even when I requested for the N5,000, she started insulting me, calling me many bad names.
I told her on Whatsapp that it was bad we were in a relationship and she was not ready to help me. She then blocked me.
I sent her some of her nude photos and threatened to send them to her daughters to disgrace her. She called back and apologized, asking what I wanted.
I told her to come down to Lagos so we could reconcile. She agreed to spend the weekend with me. I helped her to look for some cheap hotels and we agreed to meet at one of them.
On Friday, around 8 pm, she told me she was at the hotel. We had only sat down when the police walked in and arrested me. I regret going into the relationship with her but I swear I did not demand N1 million from her.”
The Zone 2 Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, while confirming the incident, said the suspect would be charged to court at the end of investigations while warning members of the public to be wary of Internet fraudsters.