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Two Nigerian hackers are extradited to the US after conning Michigan high school football star, Jordan DeMay, 17, into sending nude pics before he killed himself | #childpredator | #onlinepredator | #sextrafficing


  • Samuel Ogoshi, 22, and his younger brother Samson Ogoshi, 20, of Lagos, were flown to the US Sunday after being charged in a four-count indictment 
  • They were charged with the sexual exploitation of minors and with causing the death of Jordan DeMay, a 17-year-old Michigan high school student.
  • Six hours after DeMay was approached for money after sending nudes, he was dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound



Two Nigerian men have been extradited to the US to face allegations they  orchestrated a sexual extortion scheme that ended with a 17-year-old high school student in Michigan taking his own life. 

Samuel Ogoshi, 22, and his younger brother Samson Ogoshi, 20, of Lagos, were flown to the US Sunday after being charged in a four-count indictment with the sexual exploitation of minors and with causing the death of Jordan DeMay. 

DeMay, a high school senior from Marquette, Michigan, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in March 2022 after three Nigerian men pretended to be a female online and coerced him to send explicit photos of himself. 

After the defendants tricked DeMay intro sending nude photos, they demanded $1,000 or threatened to share them with friends and family. 

Just six hours later, on March 25, 2022, DeMay was dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His last message was: ‘I’m killing myself right now. Because of you.’

DeMay, a high school senior from Marquette, Michigan, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in March 2022, after three Nigerian men pretended to be a female online and coerced him to send explicit photos of himself
Samson Ogoshi
Samuel Ogoshi

Samuel, Samson and Ezekiel Ejehem Robert, 19, all of Lagos, Nigeria, were charged in relation to DeMay’s death. 

The tragedy prompted a major investigation involving authorities in Michigan and the FBI to extradite the defendants in an unprecedented move.

The trio gained access to s hacked Instagram account of a woman named Dani.Roberts and used it to make contact with DeMay. 

DeMay allegedly told the Nigerian men that he was going to died by suicide due to the horror they were inflicting upon him. 

The parents provided excerpts of text conversations between DeMay and the extortionists, according to NBC News.  

‘I have screenshot (for) all your followers and tags. I can send this nudes to everyone and also send your nudes to your family and friends until it goes viral … All you’ve to do is to cooperate with me and I won’t expose you,’ one scammer said. 

‘Are you gonna cooperate with me … Just pay me right now … And I won’t expose you,’ he added. 

They demanded $1,000, but DeMay said he only had $300 to send.

DeMay replied: ‘I’m killing myself right now right now. Because of you.’

The men reportedly responded with: ‘Good … enjoy your miserable life.’ 

Just six hours after DeMay was approached for money on March 25, 2022, he was dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His last message was: ‘I’m killing myself right now right now. Because of you’

DeMay then killed himself with a firearm, according to Totten.

Samuel faces a minimum sentence of 30 years in prison if convicted, while Samson faces a minimum sentence of five years.  

They are expected to appear in federal court in Grand Rapids on Monday afternoon, according to the Justice Department.  

‘Sextortion is a horrible crime,’ US Attorney for the Western District of Michigan Mark Totten today announced. 

‘To those who commit these crimes: we will pursue you around the world. And to those who are victims: please know we stand ready to help you,’ he continued.

‘I am extremely pleased with how swiftly extradition efforts moved forward and am grateful to the FBI and our Nigerian law enforcement partners for their unyielding work to secure justice in this international sexual exploitation investigation.’

‘Financial sextortion is a global crisis that impacts teens in our country and around the world,’ said Devin J. Kowalski, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Michigan.

Adding: ‘As this case demonstrates, the FBI is committed to working closely with our domestic and international law enforcement partners to prevent young men and women from becoming victims of this tragic crime.’ 

Jordan DeMay, a star basketball and football player, pictured with his mother Jennifer Buta
After the defendants tricked DeMay intro sending nude photos, they demanded $1,000 or threatened to share them with friends and family

Samuel and Samson were arrested in January by Authorities in Nigeria at the request of the US.

On July 20, they were ordered to be turned over to the US to face the indictment charges by a Nigerian judge. 

Demay died just months before he was expected to graduate from Marquette Senior High School, where he played on multiple sports teams.

This tragic case is not an isolated incident. 

Following DeMay’s tragic death, the FBI warned parents and caregivers of increasing incidents of sextortion among young children and teenagers 

The FBI has recently seen an increase in financial sextortion cases targeting minor victims, according to their website. 

Over the past year, law enforcement agencies in the US have reported over 7,000 cases of online sextortion involving minors, according to an NBC report, resulting in at least 3,000 victims, including more than a dozen who have died by suicide. 

‘Sextortion begins when an adult contacts a minor over any online platform used to meet and communicate, such as a game, app, or social media account,’ the FBI said. 

‘In a scheme that has recently become more prevalent, the predator (posing as a young girl) uses deception and manipulation to convince a young male, usually 14 to 17 years old, to engage in explicit activity over video, which is then secretly recorded by the predator.’

‘The predator then reveals that they have made the recordings and attempts to extort the victim for money to prevent them from being posted online.’

Young victims sextortion are encouraged to reach out to their FBI field office, call 1-800-CALL-FBI, or report it online at tips.fbi.gov. 

The Marquette Senior High school where DeMay was a student paid tribute by writing ‘We love you Jordan’ at the site

An obituary dedicated to the teenager has described DeMay as someone who loved athletics and sports including baseball, football and basketball.

‘Jordan was a compassionate, mature, and team oriented player who once described his goal to “be the best I can be as a person on and off the field”, the obit read.

‘He was a determined young man, who after being sidelined for a year with a serious knee injury, made a decision to rehab himself and made plans to attend college.’

The teenager, who leaves behind four sisters, his parents and his grandparents, was planning to study Athletic Training at college.

‘Jordan possessed a great personality, loved and was very devoted to his family, especially his sisters who simply adored him,’ the obituary read.

‘He enjoyed going to the beach, being in, on, or near the water, and was talented to the point of doing well on many of the things he attempted. He will be remembered for his great smile, fluffy hair, great personality, and ability to inspire others.’

If you or a loved one needs help, call the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988.



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