The Special Fraud Unit (SFU) in Lagos, revealed on Monday
that a suspected fraudster, one Babatunde Oyebode (pictured) was
arrested for allegedly attempting to blackmail and swindle high profile
businessmen and Nigerians. Oyebode’s victims submitted different
petitions to the SFU, accusing him of fraudulently running a website, naijagistlive.com
to send threat messages to people, demanding for huge sums of money to
pull down negative stories about them or delete comments.
investigation by LIB into the website, revealed that back in March 2016,
someone tried to expose Oyebode and his partner’s fraudulent activities
in the comment section of a post put up
can now exclusively confirm that Babatunde Oyebode has confessed to
extortion of cash and other items through blackmail using
naijagistlive’s scandalous posts and this is fact!
popularly known as Baudex on social media, in a video confession to the
Police stated that he co-owns the website. He runs it with a lady,
believed to be based outside Nigeria.
Email correspondence between him
and his accomplice revealed that he was mainly responsible for upgrades
on the site, to prevent it from being shut down by hackers. They
conversed with one another about extorting their victims, revealing that
Paypal and other means are used to receive whatever amount of cash they
They also had conversations about
receiving various payments, which victim had paid or not, and price
plans for any removal. Huge sums of money have been paid by Nigerians to
take down comments!
A particular conversation was highlighted,
in which Oyebode and his accomplice spoke about one of the female
victims, describing her in unpleasant terms and agreeing to put up a
post about her. Incriminating voice notes were also found on his phone.
Oyebode’s girlfriend was in contact with his partner in crime through
his account on Instagram after his arrest. Investigators initially had
access to the account where chats between Oyebode’s girlfriend and 9jagistlive were
found, in which she revealed she just found out he had been arrested and
wanted to know the next step. Suspecting that something was amiss, the
password was quickly changed but the damage had already been done.The
police is now out to arrest his girlfriend.
Oyebode was picked up
by the Police during his third attempt to extort a businessman in
Lagos. LIB can authoritatively confirm that after extorting thousands of
dollars from the said business man, he continued to make attempts to
blackmail and demand for more, saying that he had more stories to run.
This was however how he met his waterloo, as he was arrested while
trying to pick up the money paid into his Nigerian account.