Another drama stirs up between popular Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, and her ex-boyfriend, Prince Kpokpogri, as rumour has it that Kpokpogri was arrested by the Department of States Services (DSS)
Recently, there were claims that Tonto petitioned the Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory, to investigate her former lover, Prince Kpokpogri Joseph, for allegedly blackmailing her, and it was later reported that Kpokpogri was arrested by the Department of State Services.
The petition which has gone viral on the internet, titled, “Blackmail, extortion and obtaining by false pretences against a certain Prince Kpokpogri Joseph.”
Tonto has claimed that her ex-boyfriend is a serial blackmailer.
The mother of one, through her lawyers, has accused Prince Kpokpogri on his intentions to leak her nude pictures online and also claimed that Kpokpogri borrowed the sum of N8m from her but only refunded N6m.
“In June 2021, one Prince Kpokpogri Joseph started to court our client with a proposal to marry her. In the process, he would invite our client to his residence and sometimes he came over to our client’s residence. Unknown to our client, the said Joseph Kpokpogri had other motives for courting our client.
“Our client now has reasons and evidence to believe that Joseph Kpokpogri had planted closed-circuit television cameras (CCTV cameras) at private areas of his residence, and had stage-managed those visits with the aim of blackmailing our client.
“She was surprised when, sometime in August 2021, the suspect started demanding money from her and threatening to expose her nude pictures and other such documents relating to her. To actualise his demand, the said Kpokpogri started sending messages, documents, and files containing sensitive information and materials relating our client to her phone number while releasing some to the public.
“Our client believes that some of those information were obtained either through wire-tapping her phone and/or through such other means without her authorisation.
“The said Kpokpogri equally obtained the sum of N8,000,000.00 (Eight million naira) from our client under false pretenses. However, he has paid back the sum of N6,000,000.00 (six million naira) but has refused, failed, and/or neglected to pay the sum of N2,000,000.00 (Two million naira) outstanding.
“Our client’s Toyota Hilux van (2021 model) bought in her name is also in the custody of Kpokpogri which he has refused to return despite several demands,” the petition read.
Kpokpogri , however, has taken to his Instagram page to do a live video almost immediately after the rumour of his arrest, telling his friends and fans that he was not arrested by the DSS.
“I dey my house; rumour say that I have been picked by the DSS. If you have any information on anybody, don’t come to the social media and rant and talk nonsense. Come out with your evidence, put it before the public. I want the general public to disregard that rumour that is flying up and down that I have been picked by DSS. That is why I came on Live.
“You cannot carry my vehicle and park it in your compound, a motor that you cannot buy till you die. Then you think you want to use DSS or you want to use the Nigerian security agency to do your hatchet job.
“This is Nigeria, we are governed by laws. If you have anything against me, go and tender it anywhere. Let them invite me, I will go there. I have all the abilities to defend myself,” he said in the video.