The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Lagos command, has commenced an investigation of Oluwadarasimi Omoseyin, an actress and cosmetologist, for allegedly abusing the redesigned naira notes.
Omoseyin had earlier been arrested by operatives of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 for offering the new naira notes for sale on social media.
The actress before her arrest was also seen in the viral video, flaunting wads of the new Naira notes.
EFCC said in a statement on Friday that the suspect was subsequently handed over to it’s agency on Thursday, February 2, 2023, for further investigations.
“Items recovered from her at the point of arrest include a Range Rover and iPhone mobile devices.
“The suspect will be charged in court once investigations have been concluded,” the statement said.
The actress is also a social media ‘serial entrepreneur’ who deals in skincare, sales of fuel, facilitation of foreign travels through visa acquisitions, and other businesses.
The actress, Simisola Gold, was arrested for allegedly offering new naira notes for sale on social media.
The actress who uses the social media platforms- Instagram “SimisolaGold” and Twitter handle “Simisola of Lala” has locked her Instagram handle while her Twitter account has been disabled.
Following the scarcity of money, Nigerians have been thrown into a frenzy to search for cash as it is scarce in the banking halls.
Many financial service vendors- Point of Sales (POS) operators have taken to hoarding the cash and selling at excessive rates; some Nigerians are also engaging in this illegal practice for profit, one of whom is allegedly famous Yoruba actress, Simisola Gold.