Instagram Sisters Arrested For Cyberbullying And Extorting Rich Men

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By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Two Instagram famous sisters are in the middle of an international sex scandal. Kiran and Jyonti Matharoo of Toronto have been accused of extorting and cyberbullying 274 wealthy African men, according to CityNews.

The sisters apparently targeted men (especially in Nigeria) and tried to embarrass and extort them out of money through their websites, Twitter and Instagram accounts. “They approached certain people who they knew were wealthy,” Dumebi Ifeanyi, publisher of Politics Nigeria, explained. “They told them that, this is what they have on them, these are the images they have. If they don’t want it to go out in public, if they don’t want a story to go out in public, they should pay a certain amount.”

The sisters' confiscated laptops were allegedly full of information about rich men, as well as videos in which the men were having sex with them, according to Ifeanyi.


The sisters have over 51,000 followers on Instagram. Their photos all revolve around their supposed jet-setting lifestyle, filled with yachts, private planes and expensive clothes. Just days before their arrest, they were profiled as Kardashian-like socialites in Nigeria.


The sisters were arrested last week after they tried to extort billionaire Femi Otedola, one of Nigeria’s richest men. They appeared in court in Lagos on December 23. They are due back in court at the end of January.



[Photo: Instagram]

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