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Bloggers land in court for bullying Otedola

Two Indian-Canadian sisters, Jyoti and Kiran Matharoo, who are the owners of NaijaGistLive.com were on Friday charged to court for charges of cyber bullying, blackmail and extortion.

The sisters were charged to court for producing false stories about billionaire businessman Femi Otedola, his wife and daughter, DJ Cuppy.

It was gathered that the Police arrested the duo after the oil business mogul, Femi Otedola filed a complaint with them.

The owners of the website are alleged to have been using the site to extort money from wealthy Nigerian.

The sisters made confessional statements revealing they own the site and issued an apology to Otedola for allegedly plotting to blackmail him. The sisters may be sentenced to a maximum of four years in prison for cyber bullying, blackmail and extortion if found guilty.

The sisters were arraigned and their plea taken. They pleaded not guilty and the case was adjourned to January 26th, 2017. The judge gave them bail conditions but if they don’t meet it, they will be remanded in court till January 26 2017.

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