A 30-year-old man was on Monday brought before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, over alleged threat to publish his ex-girlfriend’s nude pictures on social media for her refusal to give him 2000 US dollar.
Gerald Offordile was also charged with stealing his former girlfriend’s personal items and cash, worth N1.7 million.
The defendant, who resides at No. 17/19, Matthew Osamiran St., Ologolo Village, Lekki, Lagos, is facing seven-count charge bordering on stealing and threat to publish offensive pictures.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Francis Igbinosa, told the court that the defendant committed the offences between January, 2018 and March, 2019 at No. 19, Ezekule St., Victory Estate, Ago Okota, Lagos, and No. 2a, Ibukun Oluwa-Awoshika St., Chevy view Estate, Lekki.
Igbinosa said the defendant had threatened to publish the nude pictures of the Complainant, Chidera Anyanka (his ex-girlfriend), on social media, “if she fails to give him 2000 US dollar within a period of 12 hours.”
Igbinosa also said that the defendant assaulted the complainant by hitting her head on the wall, adding that the complainant sustained injuries from the alleged assault. He said that the defendant entered the house of the complainant and stole one digital camera worth N504,000, one Samsung phone worth N197,000, a washing machine worth N90,180 and cash sum of N300,000.
The prosecutor also said that the defendant hacked into Anyanka’s US dollar account and stole 1800 US dollar, equivalent of N657,000. Igbinosa said the total amount of the items stolen was N1.7 million.
The defendant, however, denied the allegations levelled against him.
The Magistrate, Mr. B. I. Bakare, granted the defendant N500,000 bail with two sureties in like sum. He adjourned the case until April 16, for mention. (NAN)