A District Magistrate Court in Accra has sentenced him after he pleaded guilty to the charges of publication or sales of obscene materials and extortion.
Court jails Ghanaian photo editor for publishing nude videos of student
A 33-year old Photo editor will be spending 30 days in prison unless he pays a fine of ¢4,800.
A report by Adomonline.com says Richmond Clement Kobina Abegya was also ordered by a Kaneshie District Court to pay a fine of ¢4,800 in default serve six months imprisonment.
As if those were not hefty enough, the court further ordered Abegya to pay ¢5,000 compensation to the victim of his offence by March 3, this year.
The convict was accused of publishing nude videos of a student after extorting monies from her.
The court presided over by Rosemond Dodua Agyiri sentenced him on his plea.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sylvester Asare, prosecuting, told the court that the complainant who is a student resides at Tema while Abegya also lives at Tema Community four.
He explained that, in July last year, the convict met the complainant on WhatsApp and became friends.
The Prosecution said Abegya posed as a female porn star and sent nude videos to the complainant via WhatsApp and requested the complainant to send him her nude photos as well and she did.
After receiving the nude videos of the complainant, Abegya called her and demanded ¢200 from her amidst threats to publish her nude videos on social media.
Out of fear of being embarrassed, the complainant paid the money to Abegya via his Airtel/Tigo mobile money wallet.
ASP Asare said despite receiving the money, the convict went ahead and uploaded the complainant’s nude videos on a website.
The prosecution said subsequently the complainant saw her nude pictures on the said website and confronted Abegya.
He said the convict then demanded an additional ¢200 from the complainant to pull down the videos from the website.
The prosecution said the complainant paid the money via MTN Mobile money wallet but after collecting the amount, Abegya persistently demanded more from the complainant and further threatened to publish the videos if she fails to pay.
He said on November 11, last year, the complainant reported the matter to the Police at Tema Community four and on November 26, that year, the convict was arrested from his hideout at Tema Community four.
The prosecution said Abegya in his cautioned statement admitted publishing the nude videos of the complainant on the internet and extorting money from her.
The prosecution said during investigations, several victims came to complain Abegya.
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