ICPC arrests actress Simisola Gold over sale of new Naira notes
Nollywood actress, Oluwadarasimi Omoseyin, popularly known as Simisola Gold, has been arrested by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, (ICP) for allegedly offering new naira notes for sale on social media.
ICPC’s spokesperson, Azuka Ogugua announced the Abuja-based influencer’s arrest on Wednesday, 1st of February.
She said intelligence gathered by the anti-graft agency led operatives to seek out and promptly pick up the suspect.
Mrs. Ogugua said; “Oluwadarasimi Emma, 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 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.’
“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.”