Anderson Ofosuhene Anim(alias Mario Gee), the owner of empressleak website, has been arrested by the Cybercrime Unit of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service and put before the Accra Circuit Court over charges of pornography and money laundering.
The owner of the website, which is popular for publishing supposedly leaked sex videos and pictures of Ghanaians, was charged, publishing obscene material, money laundering and breach of provisions on cybercrime, and has been remanded into police custody to reappear before court on 19th August, 2020.
The prosecution revealed that Mr Anim’s website came under scrutiny from the police for publishing pornographic material of Ghanaians on their blindside.
It added that Mr Anim took money from victims to take down their videos or pictures from his website and the internet, but refused to do so. He reportedly took between GHC100 or GHC500 through mobile money to take down the contents but the contents persisted on the internet.
He was therefore arrested on 30th January 2020 at his plush residence in Osino in the Eastern Region with loads of pornographic material which was being uploaded onto his website. The police took custody of the material and his electronic gadgets used to upload the contents. The prosecution asked for more time from the court to investigate further even as it pursues the accomplices of Mr Anim.
Mr Anim’s accomplices allegedly lured their victims for sex or set other up to record sexual activities or take nude pictures which were then sent to him for uploading onto the website.
Empressleak has become one of the most preferred websites for sex leaks and other pornographic material in the country.