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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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Lionel Messi welcomes Baby #3

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Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has again proved that he is a sharp shooter after he confirmed the birth of his third child.

The Argentine pulled out of the Barça squad due to face Malaga in La Liga on Saturday due to the big news.

Messi confirmed the arrival of Ciro on Instagram, publishing a photograph of the newborn holding his father’s hand and revealing that everything had gone well.

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“Welcome, Ciro!” Messi wrote. “Thanks to God, everything went perfectly. Mother and baby are doing really well. We are super happy.”

Barcelona announced that Messi had withdrawn from the game in Andalusia for “personal reasons” and it was later reported in the Catalan press that his wife, Antonella Roccuzzo, had given birth earlier in the day.

Messi and Antonella, who got married last summer in their native Rosario, already had two sons, Thiago, 5, and Mateo, 2.

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2017 BBNaija housemate Uriel Oputa seems to have finally found love as she took to her instagram page to share some amazing pictures.

The pictures she shared were some new images from a bridal shoot she took accompanied with a caption that got many asking if Uriel is set to walk down the aisle.

One of the photos which sees Uriel rocking a figure-hugging black dress striking a loved-up pose with a male model saw her writing;

”I am sprung from Lagos to my village and back I can not front, this man has made me laugh � all day my belly hurts, I feel 16 again, he has got me locked from the first sight of him does he know this, this can not be lust, this definitely feels like love ❤ mother i have a man finally can you hear me.”

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Zambia Deports Zodwa Wabantu for not Putting on Her Panties

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Zambia Deports Zodwa Wabantu for not Putting on Her Panties

Zambian immigration authorities on Saturday deported soutry South African dancer Zodwa Wabantu.

The popular erotic dancer was deported because she dances without underwear, the dancer’s promoter said.

Zodwa was billed to perform at an album launch later on Saturday evening, but was sent back when she landed in the morning at the Kenneth Kaunda international airport.

“I can confirm that Zodwa has been deported back to South Africa by the immigration department,” her promoter Lucky Munakampe told AFP, adding no reasons were given for her deportation.

Immigration department officials were not reachable on their phones for comment.

Zambia Deports Zodwa Wabantu for not Putting on Her Panties

Zambia’s religious affairs minister Godfridah Sumaili told AFP last week that Zodwa would not be allowed to perform in the country.

“Zambia is a Christian nation where morality and ethics have to be followed. We don’t expect a woman to dance without underwear,” Sumaili said.

Zambia is a largely conservative country where the majority of people practice Christianity.

Last year the censorship board in neighbouring Zimbabwe barred Wabantu from performing at an annual carnival after a protest by a local actress.

Following a backlash, censorship authorities later backtracked and allowed Wabantu to perform at a private venue, but she refused to go saying she was afraid.

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