The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s Lagos Zonal Command has initiated extradition proceedings against three suspects, Samson Ogoshi, his brother, Samuel, and Ezekiel Ejemeh, at the Federal High Court, Abuja judicial division, for exploitation of a minor and production of child pornography.
On December 1, 2022, the Ogoshis and Ejemeh were indicted in a United States Federal Court on counts of exploitation of juveniles and creation of child pornography resulting in death, conspiracy to distribute child pornography, and conspiracy to commit online stalking.
According to investigations, the suspects planned to extort sex from adolescents and adults in the United States of America.
Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC’s spokesperson, stated this in a Monday night statement acquired by our correspondent.
Uwujaren said, “The trio, investigations also revealed, hacked some social media accounts, posing to be young attractive women to entice unsuspecting victims to send their sexually explicit photographs.
“These pictures were then used in blackmailing the victims, thereby forcing them into making huge financial payments.
“Consequently, Samuel Ogoshi is charged with sexual exploitation and attempted sexual exploitation of minors that resulted in the death of one Jordan DeMay, an offense that carries a maximum penalty of life in prison and a statutory mandatory minimum of 30 years in prison.”
The trio is charged with conspiracy to sexually exploit minors by causing them to produce child pornographic images that they used to blackmail them.
Uwujaren added, “They are further charged with distributing child pornography, which borders on sending images to minors, their families and friends, and conspiracy to commit stalking through the Internet. Both offenses carry a minimum of five years and a maximum of 20 years imprisonment.
“While the Ogoshis was arrested sometime in February 2023 around the Ojo axis of Lagos, Ezekiel was picked up in Nasarawa by operatives of the EFCC.”
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