A 23-year old man, Victor Duru has been arrested by the Nigerian police for blackmailing young girls with their nude photos for money.

The police explained that Duru, who is a church protocol officer, would lure the girls to hotels and harass them into taking their nude photos which he uses to extort money from them.

The Madonna University dropout was however arrested after he was reported by his church member and girlfriend. Duru was said to have been blackmailing the young woman after taking her nude photograph at gun point.

The Rapid Response Squad, a unit of the Lagos state police command shared the news on their social media page.

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A church protocol officer in the habit of luring church girls to hotels and taking their nude photographs subsequently using the photographs to blackmail them in exchange for money has been arrested in Lagos.

The suspect, Victor Duru, a Madonna University drop out was arrested in Surulere on Thursday, after repeatedly blackmailing his church member and girlfriend.
One of his girlfriends, name withheld, whose pictures he had taken in conjunction with his friend at gun point while lodging her in an hotel in Ijeshatedo called at RRS Headquarter to report her experience.

Duru, 23 years old and a protocol officer at a new generation church (name withheld) based in Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos was investigated and discovered to have been using the nude photographs of his girlfriend to blackmail her in exchange for money.

It was also discovered that the suspect was keeping the nude photographs of other girls while lodging them in hotels and his apartment in Ijeshatedo.

Sources revealed that the suspect obtained the nude photographs of the victim with the assistance of a third party at gun – point while there is a growing suspicion that Duru also laced the drink of another girl with sleeping drug as the photographs obtained from one of his mobile phones revealed.

The suspect in his disclosure stated “She was my girlfriend. We are same church member. We have been dating for almost two years. We were having break up issues. So, I invited her to a hotel in Ijeshatedo. I excused myself and invited my friend, Frank Obinna, to meet me in the hotel. Obinna and I had this planned together. The gun was a toy gun. He entered the hotel room and held the lady at gun point. I told her to co –operate, naked her for Obinna to take her pictures. We took seven different shots of her in the nude with my phone. I discharged her that day. This was in September.”

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