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Instagram models jailed for scamming Nigerian billionaire

Published:Thursday | December 29, 2016 | 12:56 PM
Jyoti and Kiran Matharoo

THE VOICE (UK):
Two popular Instagram models have been jailed for extorting a Nigerian billionaire as well as other wealthy men.

According to Politics Nigeria, Jyoti and Kiran Matharoo were high-end prostitutes and claimed that they had evidence of these men cheating on their wives. They would then demand money in order to keep their claims private, promising to go public with recorded conversations and sexual activities otherwise.

The sisters admitted that they had sex with over 100 Nigerian men and had to promise never to reenter the country.

Ultimately, the pair were brought down by Femi Otedola, the billionaire they had tried to extort, because he investigated them himself and kept his own records.

Both girls are Canadian nationals but are being held in Nigeria until their January court date.

The girls, who were often considered the Canadian 'Kardashians', were 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,” according to the City News.

In addition to the extortion scheme, the sisters are accused of cyber-bullying, with court documents outlining “the humiliation and cyber-bullying of some 274 persons, mostly based in Africa.”