The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, has arrested a woman identified as, Omoseyin Oluwadarasimi Esther, with Twitter handle @SimisolaofLala, for selling new naira notes on social media.
This was contained in a statement by spokesperson for the anti-graft agency, Mrs. Azuka Ogugua, in Abuja on Wednesday night.
Ogugua said: “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 into a ‘black market’.
Mrs.Ogugua added that, “Oluwadarasimi 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.
“The action is in furtherance of the collaboration between CBN, ICPC and EFCC in implementing the new cashless policy and naira redesign.”