42-year-old Shamsuddin Salleh said he made the threat to teach her a lesson.
He was in a relationship with 34-year-old teacher Anisa Maneji.
Shamsuddin, who called himself “Riski” messaged Anisa on 18 Aug last year through Whatsapp, threatening to share photos of her naked, which he claimed to have.
At the time, Anisa thought that he was an ex-boyfriend and thought of getting back together with him to mend their relationship.
But “Riski” told Anisa that he wanted a total sum of S$4000 left at the doorstep of her home in Sengkang.
“Riski” subsequently collected S$3000 and deposited the money in his bank account.
It turns out that “Riski” aka Shamsuddin had married Anisa in a ceremony in Batam a few months after they met.
He apparently suspected that she had sent pictures to other men and he had only wanted to frighten her.
In his defence, he said that it wasn’t his intention to profit from the scheme.