EFCC Seeks Extradition of Brothers, One Other To U.S. Over Child Exploitation, Pornography
The Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has initiated extradition proceedings at the Federal High Court, Abuja Judicial Division, against three suspects, identified as Samson Ogoshi, his brother, Samuel Ogoshi, and Ezekiel Ejemeh Robert, over-exploitation of minor and production of child pornography.
The suspects were indicted in a United States Federal Court on December 1, 2022, on charges of exploitation of minors and production of child pornography resulting in death, conspiracy to distribute child pornography, and conspiracy to commit stalking through the internet.
According to investigations, the suspects conspired to conduct sex-based extortion of minors and adults in the United States of America.
Investigations also revealed that they 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 to blackmail the victims, thereby forcing them into making huge financial payments, authorities say.
One of their victims, Jordan DeMay, a star Michigan high school athlete in 2022, committed suicide after one of the suspects, Samuel Ogoshi, who posed as a teenage girl on Instagram, compiled explicit images he sent confidentially and promised to release the pictures to his friends and family unless he paid them One Thousand Dollars ($1,000).
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 also charged with conspiracy to sexually exploit minors by causing them to produce child pornographic images that they used to blackmail them.
They are further charged with conspiracy to distribute child pornography, which borders on sending images to minors, their families, and friends, as well as conspiracy to commit stalking through the internet. Both offenses carry a minimum of five years and a maximum of 20 years imprisonment.
The two brothers were arrested sometime in February 2023 around the Ojo axis of Lagos State, while Ezekiel was nabbed in Nasarawa by operatives of the EFCC.
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