A socialite from Ibadan has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. For alleged fraud, Oluwabukola Temitope Ajayi was arrested.
Ajayi was accused of obtaining money from some people under false pretenses in the amount of N24, 955, 000. 00 with the promise of providing them with beverages but failing to do so.
Wilson Uwujaren, the agency’s Head of Media and Publicity, said in a statement on Friday that the lady had been apprehended by operatives from the Ibadan Zonal Command.
According to the EFCC, the 42-year-old socialite was arrested after a series of petitions were filed against her.
According to the petitions, the suspect claimed to be a registered trader with soft drink makers in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, and she promised to send supplies to them after they paid her, but she never did.
According to the EFCC, Ajayi pledged to send a truckload of carbonated soft drinks worth N17, 375,000 from Ibadan to Mabera Trading Company and Altine Musa in Sokoto in one of the petitions, but failed to do so.
In a similar vein, she allegedly promised to furnish soft drinks worth N7, 580,000 to a businessman based in Sokoto and Ibadan, but she never delivered.
The suspect will be charged in court as soon as the inquiry is completed, according to the anti-graft agency.