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We were compeled to Make Apology Video to Otedola & Others – Jyoti and Kiran Matharoo

Canadian sisters Jyoti and Kiran Matharoo who were arrested and charged for blackmail, extortion and cyberbullying billionaire Femi Otedola have returned to their country. They were also charged with threatening to kidnap.

Reports said they blackmailed Otedola with photos and videos of him cheating on his wife.

Following their arrest and arraignment, the sisters who were alleged to be the owners of NaijaGistLive, a gossip website which has now been taken down.

The Matharoos, had in a video posted on YouTube apologised to the billionaire and everyone they had blackmailed. They also admitted to  creating an online “platform” known where people could anonymously send in scandalous stories about others.

In an exclusive interview with CTV News Toronto, The sisters said they had nothing to do with the website adding that they agreed to make the video in return for their international passport.

They alleged that Nigerian authorities, in their bid to cover-up a “national embarrassment” involving a person with “power and money,” they (Jyoti and Kiran) were used as scapegoats.

Narrating what happened on the night of their arrest, they said that on December 14, while settling in their hotel in Nigeria where they had come for holiday, they heard a knock on the door.

Kiran added that police officers pushed her out of the way when she opened the door. She said they took their phones and questioned them on their link to the gossip blog.

“When I first told the police officer that we had been slandered on the site ourselves, he said, ‘You have?’” Kiran said. “He was confused by it.”

She said the anonymous author and subsequent commenters called them “prostitutes,” “escorts” and “gold diggers,” and they “were always trying to guess who we know, who we don’t know, what we’re doing and where we are,” Kiran said.

Jyoti said she picked up her phone when the officers were searching their stuff, and tried to call the Canadian Embassy but was caught by an officer who snatched the device from her hands.

She said they were forced into a vehicle by the officers who were not wearing uniform.

“At this point I was yelling and saying, ‘Show me an arrest warrant, show me something with my name on it,’ but they didn’t have any identification. It was scary. It’s hard to relive it. We just thought we were going to be questioned and we could say that we wanted our lawyer and that they’d just let us go. That never happened.” Jyoti said.

Eight hours passed before the girls were freed without much explanation.

They said they were placed under police protection at a new hotel near the airport, adding that Otedola arranged to have then taken to his home where they recorded the apology video.

They said they were offered a deal to admit to running the blog and damaging Otedola’s reputation and be let go. They said they signed the undertaking out of fear, adding that the deal also said they will never return to Nigeria.

Kiran said, “It was pretty much being forced, otherwise you’re going to be thrown into a maximum security prison for God knows how.”

Jyoti said Otedola claimed that him “and his family were in fear of being kidnapped, death, bodily harm, injury to his character and reputation.”

The sisters said that Otedola claimed that after the slanderous post about him was published, he got a message “from the website” by someone who threatened to kidnap him.

Jyoti and Kiran said they’ve known Otedola “personally” and have “always been cordial,” but the attack against them came as a surprise.

“It became very publicized in Nigeria that we were the owners of this slanderous website,” Kiran said.

The sisters, who have been in Canada since January 1 this year, said they “decided to speak because everyone thinks (they’re) missing or dead or worse.”

The sisters said they know the lavish lifestyle they portrayed on their social media accounts led some to question their motives but they reiterated that they’ve never blackmailed or extorted anyone, despite dating some of Nigeria’s wealthiest men.

“I think just dating someone in the oil and gas sector you get more opportunities to travel a bit more, you get to do things maybe you wouldn’t have done. The way the media reported it, they called us sex workers, prostitutes… I’ve never done anything like that. I’ve never blackmailed anyone, never extorted anyone. I think the stain on our reputation will never be cleared,” Jyoti said.

They said they have no intention of returning to Nigeria even as several arrest warrants have been issued against them as they have missed a couple of court appearances. The case against them returns to court May 22.

Global Affairs Canada said “consular services have been provided to the Canadian citizens who had been detained in Lagos, Nigeria.”

Rachel Eta Brown an immigration lawyer with Pace Law, Nigeria, said that the women cannot be found criminally responsible if they don’t attend court as there is no existing treaty between Canada and Nigeria that allows for extradition.

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King Ayo Balogun, Wizkid’s Son Just Turned 2 today 🎊

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King Ayo Balogun, Wizkid's Son Just Turned 2 today 🎊

King Ayo Balogun, Wizkid’s Son Just Turned 2 today 🎊

King Ayo Balogun, Wizkid’s second son has turned two today.

Binta Diamond Diallo, took to her instagram page to share pics of Ayo accompanied with a birthday message.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KING👑❤️ @king_ayo_ 🎉🎊🎂🎁 God bless you🙏 #myson

Although the music superstar, Wizkid is yet to wish his son a happy birthday.

See more pics below.

King Ayo Balogun, Wizkid's Son Just Turned 2 today 🎊

 

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Cristiano Ronaldo Seen Selling Frozen Chicken In Lagos

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EXCLUSIVE: Ronaldo cried for many days

Cristiano Ronaldo Seen Selling Frozen Chicken In Lagos

If you think you are having a bad day, then you’ve got to rethink that as Cristiano Ronaldo is currently having one of the worst part of his career.

the Portuguese attacking forward who has been having one of the worst goal drought of his career was spotted at Ipaja selling frozen chicken.

Real Madrid was beaten on Saturday after Valencia scored a late goal to pile more pressure on Zidane and his men.

See the billboard of Cristiano Ronaldo selling frozen chicken below as shared by a twitter user.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame: Mary J. Blige Gets a STAR

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Hollywood Walk of Fame: Mary J. Blige Gets a STAR

Hollywood Walk of Fame: Mary J. Blige Gets a STAR

American singer Mary J. Blige got what could be called a perfect birthday gift as she turned 47 on January 11th, 2018.

The nine time Grammy award winning R’n’B singer was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

During the unveiling ceremony, Mary J. recalled her childhood in the projects in New York and the big dreams that helped her become whom she is today. In her words;

“I loved to sing, It set me free from all of the negativity and all of the confusion happening outside of our home. God gave me the strength to keep steppin’ and keep my head up regardless of what anybody thought about me, regardless of what anybody said about me.

I see myself clear and it’s not all pretty, but I accept the beautiful mess that I am because it’s an imperfect me, still learning, still growing, still Mary though” she said.

Sean Combs whom is also known as Diddy and Blige’s longtime friend joined the unveiling. He said;

“this is about our sister getting her star, her true recognition. But this thing is also about family. We’ve been through a whole lot. We started from nothing.

I used to pick Mary up from the projects. I had me a Volkswagen Rabbit. I had two rims on it because I couldn’t afford four we would just drive down the highway in New York, and we would just dream. We would say, ‘We wanna be somebody. We wanna be big, we wanna be something for our people. And we wanna come and shake up the world.’ And we did that.”

Mary J Blige has eight multi-platinum music albums to her name and has sold over 50 million copies worldwide.

Hollywood Walk of Fame: Mary J. Blige Gets a STAR

Over the course of her 25-year career, Mary J has received 31 Grammy nominations. Her newest project at the moment is a big screen drama “Mudbound” which she was starred in.

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