The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has commenced probe of an actress and cosmetologist, Oluwadarasimi Omoseyin, for allegedly spraying and stepping on the redesigned Naira notes.
Omoseyin was arrested by the anti-graft agency on Wednesday, on Awolowo Road, in the Ikoyi area of Lagos State.
According to the commission, the 31-year-old actress was arrested after a video showing her spraying and stepping the new Naira notes at a party surfaced online, an offence which the EFCC said was contrary to Section 21 (5) of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN Act, 2007, adding that the suspect would be charged to court after investigations were concluded.
In a statement released to its verified Twitter handle late Friday, EFCC stated: “Operatives of the Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have commenced an investigation of Oluwadarasimi Omoseyin, an actress and cosmetologist, for allegedly tampering with the redesigned Naira notes, an offense contrary to Section 21 (5) of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN Act, 2007.
“Omoseyin was arrested by operatives of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Fraud Related Offences Commission, ICPC, on Wednesday, 1 February 2023, along Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, following an intelligence report.
“The 31-year-old was arrested after the video of her spraying and stepping on the newly redesigned Naira notes at a party surfaced online. In the viral video, she was also seen flaunting wads of the new Naira notes.
“The suspect was subsequently handed over to the EFCC on Thursday, 2 February 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 to court once investigations have been concluded”.