Daily News reports:
A pair of Toronto sisters best known for their sexy Instagram photos were arrested in Nigeria for allegedly extorting and bullying a local billionaire.
Jyoti and Krian Matharoo, who have more than 50,000 followers combined, allegedly threatened to release proof that wealthy Nigerian businessman Femi Otedola cheated on his wife, Nigeria Politics reported.
They promised to release their evidence unless the esteemed energy tycoon paid them off, but an investigation paid for by Otedola revealed the sisters have a history of recording conversations and having sex with rich men, only to later release the videos and photos on their website Naijagistlive.com.After learning the details of the Matharoos’ on-going scam, the billionaire filed a complaint against the women, who were taken into custody on Dec. 23.In court documents cited by the Nigerian news outlet, the sisters were 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.
The Instagram stars, often compared to the Kardashians for their lavish posts, were reportedly found with “laptops and iPads that had the information of different people, including video tapes of men having sex with them… politicians, top ranking businessmen in Nigeria. They also found email messages they exchanged with some people, blackmailing them, trying to extort money from them,” City News reported.
Global Affairs Canada, the government agency that provides consular services, told the Toronto Star it was assisting two citizens detained in Lagos, but would not release any additional details surrounding the case.
Jyoti and Kiran’s next court date is scheduled for Jan 26, 2017.