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For Jyoti and Kiran Matharoo, payback is a dish served by Femi Otedola

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  • The sisters were reportedly arrested at the behest of Femi Otedola.
Jyoti and Kiran Matharoo.
Jyoti and Kiran Matharoo
In the last few days, the world has been awash with news of two Canadian sisters that were arrested and charged to a court in Lagos for blackmail and extortion. Jyoti and Kiran Matharoo allegedly tried to fleece no one other than the third richest man in Nigeria: oil tycoon Femi Otedola. The Matharoo sisters, who became popular on social media for their Kardashian-esque lifestyle, seemingly had it all – great bodies, Canadian citizenship, a life of leisure on private jets and boats and resorts that many of us can only dream of. Their lives (and their unrepressed sex lives) seemed to mirror that of the famous television sisters they’re compared to. However, unlike the Kardashians, their own sex tapes were designed to blackmail the men involved in their lives. For high-maintenance ladies such as Jyoti and Kiran, regular Nigerian men would not have been able to satisfy their appetite for the high life – only the rich and powerful could have their bodies sleeping in their beds. (Apologies to Wizkid.)   The sisters were reportedly arrested at the behest of the otherwise unassuming Otedola, as a result of their continuous attempts to bully him into paying them an undisclosed amount of money in exchange for incriminating evidence they purportedly had of him cheating on his wife.
Oil billionaire, Femi Otedola
Court filings indicate that the sisters had several video recordings of them having sex with various Nigerian politicians, celebrities and businessmen, and had an audacious model of releasing those things to the public if they were not financially rewarded for having them. The two are also said to be behind the gossip site NaijaGistLive, where salacious stories of Nigeria’s high and mighty are shared for a very eager audience, and they have extorted 274 different individuals to the tune of several millions of dollars. Their waterloo came through 54-year-old Otedola, who they had claimed they had proof of his extra-marital indiscretions. The oil magnate then employed the services of a private investigator and discovered the Matharoo’s sinister modus operandi, after which they were picked up in a luxurious suite at Eko Hotels.
The Matharoo sisters appearing in a Lagos court.
The Matharoo sisters appearing in a Lagos court
Both women have been charged to court for blackmail and extortion. They have since been released on bail, but cannot depart from Nigeria as their next court appearance is on January 26, 2017.
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