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Police arrests University student for posting nudes on social media

Police arrests University student for posting nudes on social media

Police arrests University student for posting nudes on social media

Police arrests University student for posting nudes on social media

A university student is being investigated by police for allegedly posting nude pictures and videos on social media platforms.

The suspect Joseph Asante popularly known as King Pluto level 100 student of the University (name withheld)was said to have posted over 200 nude pictures and videos.

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Asante,who is said to be involved in give cases of $ex image extortion has since been granted police enquiry bail whiles investigations continuous.

The Director of the CyberCrime Unit and Child Protection Digital and Forensic Laboratory, Assistant Commissioner of Police(ACP) Gustav Herbert Yankson disclosed these on Monday.

He said during the post Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown in Ghana cases of publication of obscene picture,videos and extortion were on the increase.

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ACP Yankson said in June 2020 the Cybercrime Unit of the Criminal Investigation Department(CID) headquarters through intelligence gathered that two channels on telegram (social media) by name “hotstage” and “leaks” were known for such publication of such images.

He said Unit in collaborate with the National Cybersecurity Center embarked on further investigation to clamp down on the administrators of such platforms by name Joseph Asante was arrested at his residence at Nkawkaw in the Eastern Region.

The Director said investigations revealed the suspect has posted over 200 vidoes and pictures since the channel was created.

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ACP Yankson stated that Asante also involved in five cases of $ex image extortion in which his channel facilitated and commissioned the crimes.

He said some other posting involving the advertisement of West African Examination Council(WAEC) papers were also discovered at the time of arrest.

ACP Yankson said all accomplices where sought for by the police,adding that suspect would soon be arraigned and charge for the offences of obscenity,child pornography,extortion and illegal possession.knowledge or use of examination papers.

The Director said efforts were underway to take down such channels to prevent further abuse.

However efforts had been put in place to prevent anybody from accessing the channels.

Source: www.spotonnews.net

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