A Nigerian woman identified as Omoseyin Oluwadarasimi Esther was arrested by the ICPC for selling new naira notes on social media.
According to ICPC, she was arrested because she used her Twitter handle, SimisolaGold, to trade new notes on social media.
The spokesperson for the anti-graft agency, Mrs Azuka Ogugua, revealed in a statement that she was cooperating with the investigation but has refused to mention her fellow members relating to the sales of naira.
In her words:
“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.”
See the post below:
ICPC Arrests Woman Offering New Naira Notes for Sale
ICPC has today, 1st of February 2023, arrested a woman, Omoseyin Oluwadarasimi Esther, with the Twitter handle of Lala, offering new naira notes for sale on social media. pic.twitter.com/PXsCRloMAq
— ICPC Nigeria (@icpcnigeria) February 1, 2023