Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) ex-student, Olufowoke Emmanuel has confessed to threatening legendary Queen Salawa Abeni, with the intention of defrauding her.
The police which provided the update, identified the suspect as 19-year-old National Diploma holder in Electrical Engineering, from the Yaba College of Technology, who had threatened the musician with her naked pictures.
He was apprehended at Brentfield Avenue, Peace Estate, Magboro, Ogun State, by the Decoy Team of RRS, last Thursday, after three days of monitoring him, according to the account.
The suspect admitted to have sent Abeni the text message, with the intention of making some money
Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS said Emmanuel, threatened to post nude pictures of veteran Nigerian Singer, Queen Salewa Abeni, on social media.
Abeni, had announced on her Instagram page, on April 1, 2020, how she received the text message from the suspect, threatening to post pictures of her nude on social media.
Her message read: “I am very disappointed that someone somewhere will try to tarnish my image and threaten to destroy my career of over 45 years.
“This morning, I received messages from somebody threatening to expose very old pictures of me and in the process, blackmailing me for money.
“These could’ve been pictures of me in the hospital or even with my partner, but is this what has become of us?? I plead with everybody out there to be very careful as our current situation has made people very desperate.
“I am almost 60 years old, I have worked very hard and made a name for myself for somebody to believe that they can threaten and trample on my feelings, this is very sad. ”… So I have decided to share the messages and pictures sent by this person with everyone for you all to see!
Thank you and God bless you! For you the blackmailer, I refuse to be bullied by you as I’m sure that I’m old enough to be your MOTHER!!”
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, CP Hakeem Odumosu, had in the wake of the attempted blackmail, directed the Commander, RRS DCP Olatunji Disu to fish out the suspect.
After what was described as a technical diagnosis of the complaint, the Decoy Team reportedly narrowed down on the suspect a few days later but could reportedly not pick him because of the prevalence of COVID- 19, according to Vanguard.
In his confession, the suspect admitted to have sent Salawa Abeni the text message, with the intention of making some money