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Think Twice before you “Set P” Online! eTV’s Adaure Achumba investigates “Cyber Blackmail” a disturbing trend that’s on the rise in West Africa | Watch



CyberA few months ago, someone within our BN community mentioned that she had been chatting with a guy online. Unbeknown to her, he sent her an email with a computer virus which took control of her webcam. Using that, he got photos and videos of her in the privacy of her bedroom. As you can imagine, these are not images any man or woman will like to go public. Using this information, he began to threaten and blackmail her. Sadly, this is not an isolated incident.

Cyber Blackmail is on the rise in West Africa. From the innocent bystanders who are watched due to computer viruses to people who believe they are chatting with a potential boyfriend/girlfriend and send “sexy” photographs/participate in sexy webcam sessions, even people in committed relationships who decide to seek out new partners online on Facebook, Chat Rooms, Dating Sites and even Twitter have been blackmailed – everyone should be alert!

Watch this video report by eTV’s Adaure Achumba below.


  1. giggy

    January 21, 2013 at 8:48 am

    wow…. a word is enough for the wise

  2. Ngozi

    January 21, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Yikes… Any way to make money….. no conscience…
    I guess the lesson here is to stay away from such sites.

  3. Sonia

    January 21, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Just wickedness! Schew.

    People need to be careful oh! And Nigerians can JUDGE! See how they totally justified Cynthia Okosogu’s death. Ignorance and lack of compassion are killing us in this country!

  4. HABBA

    January 21, 2013 at 10:16 am

    trust Nigeria to take it to the extreme by raping someone. women plz stay at home its not a must to find husband on the internet. everyone is looking for a boyfriend by force lately.

  5. Hi

    January 21, 2013 at 10:18 am

    She speaks like a white American – serious. 🙂

    • mimi

      January 21, 2013 at 10:33 am

      True lol for a minute i thought i was listening to someone on Fox news or something! Probably a product of a majority white private American school and lived in a majorly white neighborhood best friends probably white as well

  6. Chattyzee

    January 21, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Wait, people see do that? .. Hia!

  7. i no send

    January 21, 2013 at 11:03 am

    professional reporting kudos…..tho i barely recognised that it was her igbo name she was pronouncing

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