Operatives of the Ibadan Zonal Command of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested one Ajayi Oluwabukola Temitope, an Ibadan socialite for allegedly obtaining money to the tune of N24, 955, 000. 00 (Twenty Four Million, Nine Hundred and Fifty-Five Thousand Naira) by false pretence.
A statement issued by the EFCC’s spokesman stated that the 42-year-old Ibadan socialite was arrested following a series of petitions in which the suspect, who claims to be a registered dealer with soft drinks manufacturers in Ibadan, Oyo State promised to supply products to the complainants but failed after collecting money from them.
In one of the petitions, Ajayi promised to supply a truckload of carbonated soft drinks worth N17, 375,000 (Seventeen Million, Three Hundred and Seventy-Five Thousand Naira Only) from Ibadan to Mabera Trading Company and Altine Musa in Sokoto but failed to do so.
In the same vein, the EFCC revealed that the female Ibadan socialite also allegedly promised to supply soft drinks worth N7, 580,000 (Seven Million Five Hundred and Eighty Thousand Naira) to one Bashiru Musa, a businessman based in Sokoto and Ibadan but never did.
The suspect will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded, the statement added.