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General News of Tuesday, 8 August 2017


2 students arrested for circulating explicit pictures of teenagers

The two students allegedly demand ransom from their victims

Two level 100 students of the University of Ghana (UG) are currently in the grips of the Ghana Police after circulating bare-skinned pictures of some underage Junior High School (JHS) students.

The suspects, identified as Desmond Appleton and Elvin Boakye Agyemang, reportedly tricked their victims to send them the pictures.

After receiving the said explicit images from the two teenagers - – believed to be 14 and 16 years old – the two tertiary students decided to share them around amongst their friends and cronies.

The two had initially demanded for a ransom from their victims, in a form of credit, threatening to leak the nude photos if their request was not granted.

Upon realizing their victims were not willing to give in to their demands, they uploaded the nude photos onto the internet.

The actions of the suspects led to the parents of the victims reporting the case to the Cyber Crime Unit of the Criminal Investigative Department (CID), for them to be arrested.

Both suspects are currently in the grips of the police and are helping out with investigations.