Man charged with extortion, blackmailing using photo

Fadley Faisal

A local man was charged in court yesterday for extorting money from another person.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Raihan Nabilah binti Haji Ahmad Ghazali charged Muhammad Afham Wafi bin Bujang, 25, of allegedly threatening to circulate a private photo of the 27-year-old victim in the toilet.

Using WhatsApp to contact the victim, he allegedly demanded BND300 in exchange for withholding the threat.

Magistrate Hajah Dewi Norlelawati binti Haji Abdul Hamid adjourned the case to May 23, while further investigations are being carried out.