A Nigerian entrepreneur based in Abuja has been taken into custody by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for attempting to sell the newly released Naira notes online.
Oluwadarasimi Omoseyin, who uses the handle @SimisolaGold and Twitter name Simisola of Lala, was apprehended by ICPC officials acting on intelligence.
Mrs. Azuka Ogugua, the spokeswoman for the agency, told reporters that the suspect is currently in ICPC detention and is helping the commission with its findings on the criminal trading of the naira and the attendant scarcity and negative economic outcomes being caused by the action.
” Oluwadarasimi Omoseyin, a social media “serial entrepreneur,? who deals in skincare, sales of fuel, facilitation of foreign travels through visa acquisitions, and other businesses, seized the opportunity of the scarcity of the new naira notes to openly market the new notes.
“It is believed that she is in collusion with key elements in the financial services sector, diverting the newly released notes away from banking halls and payment channels and into the black market,” she said.
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