Salawa Abeni and the suspect

By Taiwo Okanlawon

Legendary Musician, Salawa Abeni, known as the “Waka Queen” has reacted to the arrest of a former student of the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos (YABATECH) who allegedly threatened to release nude photos of her.

The 59-year-old thanked the police and her fans in a post she shared on Instagram on Sunday.

She wrote, “My family, friends and fans I present to you the face of the young man Emmanuel Oladunjoye Olufowoke (19 years old) that blackmailed me by threatening to expose my nude pictures on social media. I just want to use this opportunity to thank Nigerians all over the world, the Nigerian police force RRS for helping to catch this boy as I am not his first victim…”


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My family, friends and fans I present to you the face of the young man Emmanuel Oladunjoye Olufowoke (19 years old) that blackmailed me by threatening to expose my nude pictures on social media. I just want to use this opportunity to thank Nigerians all over the world, the Nigerian police force RRS for helping to catch this boy as I am not his first victim. I am extremely grateful for all the love, concern and support shown despite everything that is going on in our daily lives. Modupe o! God bless you all. I just had to share this with everyone. Thank you!

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The Rapid Response Team (RRS) arrested the suspect identified as Oladunjoye Olufowoke, last week Thursday after three days of monitoring him.

Sources close to the team disclosed that the suspect could not be picked because of the prevalence of COVID-19.

The suspect in his statement to the police confessed to have been the mastermind behind the ploy to publish some nude pictures of Waka Queen in exchange for money, adding that he was alone in the scheme.

The suspect, a 2017/2018 Electrical Engineering student of YABATECH, disclosed that he saw the nude pictures in a memory card which he picked up on the floor at YABATECH sometime in November 2019.