Victor Duru, a Madonna University dropout has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly luring female members of the church he works into hotel rooms, taking their nude photos and blackmailing them with it for money.
The 23-year-old suspect who was arrested in Surulere after his church member and girlfriend he repeatedly blackmailed made a complaint at the RRS headquarters, was found to be in possession of nude photos of other ladies.
Duru reportedly obtained the nude photos of his victims with the assistance of a third party at gunpoint and also by lacing their drinks.
Confessing to the crime he said “She was my girlfriend. We are the same church member. We have been dating for almost two years. We were having break up issues.
“So, I invited her to a hotel in Ijeshatedo. I excused myself and invited my friend, Frank Obinna, to meet me in the hotel. Obinna and I had this planned together.
“The gun was a toy gun. He entered the hotel room and held the lady at gunpoint. I told her to cooperate, naked her for Obinna to take her pictures. We took seven different shots of her in the nude with my phone. I discharged her that day. This was in September.
“By early October 2019, I called her to give me N80,000 or I would throw the nude photographs online. She was only able to offer me N10,000. Last week, Obinna called her again and requested for N40,000.
“She promised to send something. She was a wonderful girl that had been assisting me before the problem started. On many occasions, she has assisted me financially.”
The suspect and the exhibits recovered from him (a toy gun, mobile phones containing the nudes of the ladies) have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti for further investigations.