Jyoti and Kiran Matharoo are two Canadian sisters who stand accused of much more than buying fake Instagram followers, apparently they’ve been scamming and cyberbullying a Nigerian billionaire out of his riches. Hey, at least someone’s sticking it to the Nigerian princes who’ve been emailing us constantly for our “monies,” right? Sadly, the Nigerian government doesn’t see it that way.
Here’s an excerpt from TheStar, who reports that the two have been arrested and detained in Lagos, Nigeria:
Two sisters from Toronto with a substantial Instagram following have been detained in Lagos, Nigeria, reportedly to face allegations that they tried to extort and cyber-bully a Nigerian billionaire.
According to the news site Politics Nigeria, sisters Jyoti and Kiran Matharoo are accused of trying to blackmail the billionaire by claiming they had evidence of businessman Femi Otedola cheating on his wife that they would post on a notorious sex-scandal website. Forbes magazine’s list of 2016 billionaires says Otedola made his money in the energy sector; it estimates his net worth at $1.8 billion.
Following a private investigation, the sisters were arrested, the publication said.
According to a court document dated Dec. 20 and posted to Nigeria Politics, the sisters stand accused of being “responsible” for the website NaijaGistLive and several other social media accounts on Instagram and Twitter used for “cyberbullying” around 274 people, “mostly based in various regions of Africa.”
Femi Otedola is estimated by Forbes to be worth just short two billion dollars, which would make him the perfect target for blackmail. According to sources, both Jyoti and Kiran have evidence of Femi cheating on his wife, and they threatened to release the evidence unless they were paid an undisclosed amount of money.
Both Jyoti and Kiran’s Instagram pages are literally stocked with images of their bodies in tight clothes, private planes, expensive clothes, and other things that would make you feel like you’re nothing but pauper. As BroBible put it, these chicks are thots. Straight up. But having said that, I could see how some African billionaires would try and get all up in the Kardashian-lite sisters. As for how they can afford to buy all the stuff on their Instagram pages, blackmail seems like a pretty good assumption to us.