The Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned a suspect, Olalekan Olukeye, on 18-count charges bordering on child pornography, money laundering and retention of proceeds of unlawful activities.
The EFCC, in a statement Saturday by its acting Head, Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, said Olukeye was arraigned before Justice Tijani Ringim of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on Friday.
The suspect was reportedly arrested by operatives of the EFCC on August 4 in the Akute area of Ogun State, following intelligence that the commission received from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
“He allegedly hacked into some social media accounts, posing as a young attractive woman to entice unsuspecting victims, and seeking their sexually explicit photographs, including nude images of a 14-year-old Canadian boy,” the statement said.
“Investigation revealed that the suspect later used the nude images of the 14-year-old to blackmail him, a situation that led to his death.