Two Nigerian brothers have pleaded not guilty to sexually extorting teenage boys and young men in Michigan, USA, and across the country.
The accused Samuel Ogoshi, 22, and Samson Ogoshi, 20, from Nigeria, entered the pleas during their arraignment in US. District Court in Marquette, Michigan.
The two brothers are accused of running an international sextortion ring in which they posed as a woman, which resulted in the suicide of 17-year-old Jordan DeMay of Marquette, in the Upper Peninsula, on March 25, 2022.
Following their pleas, a detention hearing has been scheduled for next Wednesday.
The young two men each face single counts of conspiracy to sexually exploit minors, conspiracy to distribute child sexual abuse images and conspiracy to commit stalking through the internet.
Observers believe, the location for the trial, which has shocked alot of intellectual Africans,, highlights the dynamics of power, being that the supposed crime was commited on Nigerian soil
When African governments, most occupying illegitimate seats of power, present a costly posture of subservience on the international stage, this act reinforces the notion that Africans and African systems are not sovereign
IMAGE: Ripples Nigeria