Nollywood Actress, Tonto Dikeh, has alleged that her ex-lover, Prince Joseph Kpokpogri, is threatening to release her nude pictures.
The actress, whose relationship with Kpokpogri crashed last month, said this in a petition to the police.
She accused her ex-lover of blackmail, extortion, and obtaining by false pretence.
In the petition, which her legal team issued on her behalf, the actress said Kpokporgi has refused to return the sum of N2 million he collected from her.
She also claimed that one of her expensive vehicles is in his possession.
“From sometime in June 2021, one Prince Joseph Kpokpogri 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 (who our client later discovered to be a serial blackmailer) had other motives for courting our client.
“Our client now has reasons and evidence to believe that Joseph Kpokpogri has 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 nude pictures and other such documents relating to her.
“To actualize his demands, the said Kpokpogri started sending messages, documents, and files containing sensitive information and materials relating to our client to her phone while also releasing some to the public. Our client believes that some of those information were obtained either by wire-tapping her phone and/or through such other means without her authorization.
“The said Kpokpogri equally obtained the sum of eight million naira (8,000,000) from our client under false pretenses. However, he has paid back the sum of six million naira (6,000,000) but has refused, failed, and/or neglected to pay the sum of two million naira (2,000,000) 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.
“By reason of the above, we urge you to use your good offices to cause a detailed investigation into the above facts with a view to bring Joseph Kpokpogri to book,” the petition read.
Kpokpogri debunks arrest
Meanwhile, Kpokpogri, has debunked the news of his arrest by the Department of State Services (DSS).
A blogger had said Kpokpogri was picked up by the DSS based on the petition the former actress wrote against him.
But Kpokpogri took to his Instagram page to debunk the news.
“Everybody is saying that I have been arrested by DSS. DSS ki*l una there! You look me like one small rat, Abeg make una no vex jare.
“I’m sorry I talked very angrily because of the rumors that everybody is spreading around. I just want to clear the air that there’s nothing like that. I’m a very peaceful person, I don’t want anybody coming to social media that Kpokpogri did this or that.
“When you are talking to people, show them the evidence. Someone said they transferred Eight million naira to me and I paid back Six million naira, to balance up Two million naira, why didn’t you provide the receipt? Why didn’t you show the general public that you transferred into my account?” he wrote.
The duo’s relationship turned sour after an anonymous blogger revealed that Kpokpogri’s was cheating on Dikeh.
Kpokpogri later released statements that implied that the actress was unfaithful as well.
He also leaked an audio where the actress was heard begging him over something that went wrong in the relationship.