The United States is accusing three Nigerian males, Samuel Ogoshi (age 22), Samson Ogochi (20), and Ezekiel Ejehem Robert (19), of engaging in international sexual extortion that led to the suicide of a teenage boy.
The three are awaiting extradition to the US, where they are accused of sexually abusing multiple young men and teenage boys in the Western District of Michigan and elsewhere across the nation.
The federal indictment against the three Nigerians was unsealed on May 3, 2023, according to Mark Totten, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan.
Jordan DeMay, a young guy from Marquette, Michigan, is accused of being killed by one of the defendants.
“On March 25, 2022, 17-year-old DeMay was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His death prompted an investigation by the Marquette County Sheriff’s Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which culminated in the indictment unsealed today,” the statement read.
“Sextortion is a horrible crime that can leave especially younger victims feeling ashamed with nowhere to turn,” Mark Totten said.
“My heart goes out to the family of Jordan DeMay. Nothing can bring Jordan back, but my office is committed to securing justice and, alongside Jordan’s family, sending an urgent warning so others can protect themselves and their families. We will travel the world to hold the perpetrators of these crimes accountable.”
“Financial sextortion is a global crisis that impacts teens in our country and around the globe. That’s why the FBI is working hand in hand with our domestic and international law enforcement partners to prevent youth from becoming victims of this tragic crime and to hold those who target our teens in this manner accountable – no matter where in the world they may be,” said James A. Tarasca, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Michigan.
Speaking, EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, said:
“International cooperation is critical. In the last two years, this coordination has strengthened efforts connected with the extradition, deportation, and mutual legal or other assistance between Nigeria and the United States involving Economic and Financial Crimes.”