March 3rd, 2024

CP NewsAlert: Suspect charged in Nigeria over sextortion of B.C. boy who died: RCMP

By The Canadian Press on February 6, 2024.

Police in British Columbia say two suspects in Nigeria have been arrested over the sextortion of a B-C boy who died last year. An RCMP patch is seen on a shoulder in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, April 28, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

SURREY, B.C. – Police in British Columbia say a suspect in Nigeria has been charged over the sextortion of a B-C boy who died last year.

Surrey RCMP say officers from their detachment travelled to Nigeria last summer, where they worked with local authorities to arrest two people, one of whom was released.

RCMP say officers responded to the “sudden” death of the boy last February and an investigation determined he had been the victim of “financial sextortion.”

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