UPDATED: Rampaging Lagos blackmailer sends widow’s nude photos to church WhatsApp group

A Lagos-based businessman and blackmailer, Amarah Kennedy, has continued to circulate the nude photos of two single mothers whom he previously had relationships with.

He sent the photos to the WhatsApp platform of the church of one of the women identified simply as Kester.

Kennedy and Lagos CP

He also sent the photos to her late husband’s family members and office.

“By the time I am done, suicide will be her only option,” Kennedy stated.

Kester confirmed that her in-laws and pastor had called to show solidarity with her.

On Tuesday alone, Kennedy sent the nude photos to at least 48 people.

Our correspondent had reported in a special feature on Sunday that two women, Kester and one other identified simply as Temi, met Kennedy separately on different WhatsApp and Facebook chat groups for singles.

Kester, who lost her husband about eight years ago in a car crash, said the businessman, after chatting her up, started showering her with monetary gifts.

However, after a disagreement, he sent her over 50 of her nude photos which he secretly took after their lovemaking in a hotel.

She said the suspect demanded N100,000 from her as a condition to delete the photos.

The mother of two noted that after she sent the money and asked if the photos had been deleted, he demanded an additional N40,000 to delete them permanently, which she sent to him.

Despite the payments, the suspect went ahead to circulate the photos on Facebook.

Kester said she attempted suicide twice but failed, as some of those who saw the images started questioning her.

The second victim, Temi, said the suspect usually had marathon sex with her in hotels while under the influence of drugs, and afterwards gave her N1,000 as transport fares.

She said after she discovered that he was not serious about the relationship and was merely using her, she stopped talking to him.

However, Kennedy reportedly sent her several of her nude photos and demanded all the money he had spent on her in the relationship.

She said she borrowed N15,000, which she sent to him.

However, after she appealed to his sister on Facebook for help to talk to him, he started circulating the nude photos.

Temi said the businessman regularly called her to demand money.

After the report was published, the suspect on Monday threatened to continue to damage the reputation of the women for “spoiling my image.”

He then started sending the nude photos to more of their family members.

PUNCH Metro obtained some of the screenshots as the suspect continued to chat with the victims and their friends to show them those he was sending the nude photos to.

Kennedy, in a chat seen by our reporter, wrote, “Her (Kester) pictures are there. At Redeem parish WhatsApp group platform. I am all over the news, she also will be all over the news. By the time I am done, suicide will be her only option.

“This one to her colleague at work…28 pictures. I have sent to her friends abroad both male and female. I have sent to her inlaw, redeem church branch on WhatsApp, to her pastor and more random people online.

“Una never jam. My image is already dented. Hers will go round. Pictures that I have uploaded on a porn site today, all 52 pictures.”

PUNCH Metro also obtained screenshots of some of the people and groups Kennedy sent the nude photos to.

Kester, while speaking to our correspondent, said her in-laws had contacted her over the matter.

She promised not to take her own life, saying her daughters needed her.

While fighting back tears in an audio message, she said, “I’m sorry I had to cry. It’s been a while I said I would cry over this issue but I feel better now. My in-laws have called me. Thank God. They are the ones now encouraging me, asking if I had reported to the police.

“They said I even tried, that if it was their brother, they know he would have remarried. That I tried to stay for eight years, they are heaping curses on Kennedy’s head. My in-laws are with me. The shame is for him. They are standing by me. They are even happy I tried to go into a relationship.

“But I entered a relationship with a beast. But they said any support I need to fight this guy, they are there for me. My in-laws are ready to fight this battle for me and they have vowed they will not have rest until Kennedy is arrested. Now, my in-laws know they need to fight for me and they will fight for me.”

Our correspondent gathered that the suspect was on the run as he, however, maintained communication with a few people on WhatsApp.

He told this reporter he was aware the police were after him, hence he installed an anti-tracker on his phone.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, has stepped into the case.

Kester said she met the Pen Cinema Divisional Police Officer and the CP on Tuesday over the matter.

She said the police authorities vowed to get justice for her and other women the suspect might have taken advantage of.

Recall that a rights group, Black Diamonds Support Foundation, led by Adewunmi Adefunke, said after an investigation into Kennedy’s activities, nine widows and three single mothers claimed to have been blackmailed by him.