NAPTIP Arrests Suspects In Abuja Over S3xtortion
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it has arrested some members of a cult group in the FCT perpetrating gruesome acts of s3xtortion.
This is contained in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday by Vincent Adekoye, the press officer of NAPTIP.
Mr Adekoye said that the arrests followed intense surveillance and undercover operation ordered by the Director General of NAPTIP, Fatima Waziri-Azi, in response to several complaints.
He added that the arrest was a ground breakthrough record for the agency in its efforts to address issues of sextortion and nip it in the bud in Nigeria.
Mr Adekoye explained that the group was known for perpetrating gruesome acts of sextortion and terrorising young girls and other residents of the FCT and its environs.
He recalled that the agency had recently been inundated by a series of complaints from victims of sextortion who had been blackmailed.
According to Mr Adekoye, sextortion is a crime that occurs when someone threatens to distribute nudes and private videos of another person, and when that person refuses to grant them sexual favours or pay them money.
He, however, said that it was sexual exploitation where the perpetrator used coercion and threats to compel the victim to produce sexual images or videos engaging in sexual acts.