Nigerian Financial Police Arrests Aides Of Nigerian Billionaire Alakija For Fraud

Vincent and florence Ayewah
By Wilson Uwujaren Ag. Head, Media & Publicity Unit

An aide of Mrs Folorunsho Alakija, Chief Executive Officer, The Rose of Sharon, a Non-Governmental Organization, Mr Vincent Ayewah and six others have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in a case of abuse of office, conspiracy, forgery, impersonation and theft of N3million (Three million naira only).

Their arrest was the sequel to a petition by Alakija, alleging that Vincent, one of her employees fraudulently misappropriated the funds meant for the beneficiaries of the foundation’s empowerment scheme. She alleged that he impersonated and stole various cheques and withdrew monies meant for orphans and widows in care of the Foundation.

Vincent allegedly forged cheques of the Foundation’s Stanbic IBTC Bank Account and got one Miss Florence Ayewah and their friends to cash the forged cheques by presenting them with fake identity cards.

In the course of investigation,  it was discovered that Vincent used his position to enlist his family members as beneficiaries of the scheme. Specifically, the Foundation had been able to prove his mother who is a widow in a petty trade and was paying the school fees of his sister, Florence Ayewah who is a student of Lagos City Polytechnic.

Vincent confessed that he fell for the scam due to his poor upbringing and being the only bread winner of his family. He admitted that when cheques are ready for some beneficiaries of the Foundation, “I divert them and get my siblings and friends to cash at banks, I also arrange ID cards bearing the name on cheques with their faces on it for bank clearance”. Florence was arrested at a Stanbic IBTC bank in Lagos while trying to cash a forged Cheque number 03378 in the sum of N97, 000 in favour of one Ms Olubunmi Juliana Ishola

Besides Vincent, six other members of the syndicate involved in the scam and who have also been arrested are  George Ehizibolo, Onwuwa David, Okonkwo Chikadibia, Emmanuel Ayewah, Florence Ayewah and Chinyere Awanah

Vincent admitted having at, various times, sent his younger sister, Florence and her friend Chinyere and his younger brother Emmanuel to banks with fake identity cards. He also admitted having acquired a Honda Accord car with registration number: UA 845 AAA from the proceeds of crime.

The suspects will be arraigned in court soon.

Wilson Uwujaren

Ag. Head, Media & Publicity
 

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This shameless Billionaire,

This shameless Billionaire, Mrs Alakija, if not
For her sleeping with IBB, how wld she have gotten d
Oil well, IBB gave her 4 oil Wells, until OBJ came and
Took it from them and left them with 1, that's how
She got to be who she is today. May God help us in Nigeria.
Employers in Nigeria don't treat their employees
Right that's why employees steal, they shld estabish
Correct benefits for their employees. I don't condone what has
Happened, but this shldnt be with EFCC at all. What is
Mrs. Alakija trying to prove, a beg leave story.

shame on you nigerians

When a picpocket steals
your mobile phone you
Want to roast him alive
He also believes you did
Not work for the phone
Your comments make me
Sick. You will all do
Worse than our looters.
Great country useless
People

i'm with you Ibrahim, this

i'm with you Ibrahim, this shouldnt have made the news at all,the EFCC and Sahara reporters need to get their priorities right. if it were one of the top dogs, report would have read, 'names witheld', but that doesnt apply to others less powerfull. EFCC, i agree, that this is also part of your job, but do the ones that Nigerians are most interested in...smh

I hate to be that guy but I

I hate to be that guy but I know the guys that were involved in this an I can tell you the front runner here (pictured) is a native of edo state.

@ the people commenting that this is pointless...
theft is theft at the end of the day. You're not a thief until you get caught and when you do, its off with your head!

I'm neither for nor against what they did but fact is, they got caught and they will face the full force of it.

SHAME ON EFCC & SAHARA REPORTERS

Its a shame on both EFCC and Sahara Reporters for reporting this kind of story to its readers, This is a country where over a N1 Trillion was stolen in the name of Fuel Subsidy another N600 Billion in the name of Agric and Aircraft funds yet, the thieves that stole all these monies are today criscrossings world capitals, having private jets and best houses in the country yet the EFCC cannot arrest them but shamelessly arresting a N3 Million case involving frustrated Nigerians, how did the Alakija made her Billions ?

alakija's billions

i am rather disappointed that a person of mrs alakija's status wil petition the efcc over a mrer 3mill naira stolen by her aide. this goes to show that mrs alakija like other billionaires dont pay their staff well. this is a woman who makes a million dollar a day from her oil block.im sure her going on cnn costs her 10times more. 3mil naira is nothing for her to buy her aide a car n increase his salary. if she treated him well, he wouldnt steal from her to buy a car. this is a guy who sees how his boss spends money while he lives in poverty. i am not justifying his actions but she should have reported to the police and handled it as a private affair rather makng it public. 3mil is wot children of the wealthy spend on a night out, this is an eye opener to the rich to treat their staff well. madam alakija take note

foolish case-Efcc stop

foolish case-Efcc stop disturbing us with these silly childish cases-go for the governors in the states, House of Rep, Senators, Minister and CBN. Not these small flies

YOUR COMMENT IS MYOPIC AND

YOUR COMMENT IS MYOPIC AND BASELESS. IT IS A FACT IN NIGERIA , FROM LAGOS TO ONITSHA, FROM ONITSHA TO ABUJA, THAT FOR EVERY CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES THAT OCCURRES IN NIGERIA THERE IS AN IGBO MAN AT THE FOREFRONT OR BEHIND THE SCENE. HONESTLY IGBO SHOULD DESIST FROM GREED TO GET RICH WITHOUT WANTING TO WORK FOR IT. SOME IGBOS ARE HARD WORKING BUT THE TRAIT TO CHEAT AND SWINDLE PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS BENEATH ALL THEIR ACTIVITIES.
AN IGBO SAINT BEFORE RIVER NIGER IS A DARE DEVIL AFTER CROSSING RIVER NIGER TO LAGOS.

If an honesty Nigerian Pay back this 3million.

Pot calling kettle black,EFCC should arrest Mrs Alakija for sufferring her staff to the point of stealing.She is a billionaire,who should pay her staffs bountifully.How did she get the billion,If care is not taken we have honest Nigerian who are millionaire in pound and dollar who will be prepare to free the poor from these billionaire bullies who had forgotten that the petrol money they are opportuned to stole are national cake for all Nigerian to enjoy.He used the money to sponsor his siblings,what about the petroleum minister son in America using private plane and leaving a lavish lifestyle will the EFCC tell me that they are not aware of that.............Olusegun

Good talk. Most Nigerians who

Good talk. Most Nigerians who parade themselves as businessmen and women are beneficiaries of the rotten system of cronism and crooked system. The Alakijas and Danjuma are crystal clear examples. Sophisticated thieves accusing crude thieves of theft. Yeye dey smell, stupid people

Big monkey go farm and steal

Big monkey go farm and steal a ton of maize.
Small monkey come steal 5 cobs of maize from big monkeys loot.
Big monkey now get 12x12 plank to clobber small monkey's head.
This world na wayas oh!!!

NDIGBO INDEED

@Oleku, are you sure you are Ndigbo? Are you a Nigerian at all? Does Ndigbo have oil? Hahahahahaha mumu

EFCC turned into a shitty Organization when Ribadu left.

This woman petitioned the EFCC not the EFCC investigating lost money or following a money trail so why is the EFCC overblowing this? Lamorde should stop trying to make us think he is working. These petty crimes should not be making headlines. There are crimes being committed at the top level under his nose which he is doing nothing about. Ribadu removed the blindfold from our eyes to know well enough that Waziri and Lamorde are just sitting pretty chasing petty thieves when there are big thieves continuing business as usual. Nigeria is not ready to fight corruption because president Johnathan and those around him are all corrupt so I think the EFCC should close shop because the Nigerian Police can handle these petty cases. Don't upset our senses with these small convictions when there are real financial crimes involving billions that are perpetrated on a daily basis by PDP people.

Why not rename EFCC, Debt

Why not rename EFCC, Debt Collector Agency

Poor Folks

Playing this corruption game at a lower level and with lower amount is dangerous. You learned the ways of the big guys but forgot that you were expendale. Sorry!

When will this naija injustice to Biafrans come to an end...

The only criminals of naija are Biafrans whilst the other regions are saints. This is indeed sad. I wonder what Lamorde think his tribesmen are and what he takes Ndigbo for. Every arrest he has made thus far are Ndigbo. Why so!. Lamorde want us to believe that northerners have never stole a dime from SE oil resources. Can he tell us where sultan of sokoto is getting his welfare sustenance income from. When will Lamorde EFCC arrest and prosecute Buhari and the rest of the northern thieves. How will the Hausa-fulanis get the money in which they always squander in mecca whenever they go for hajj by the time Ndigbo seccede from naija. How will they survive. Will it be from the sale of groundnut and rams. Just wondering!

What a thief stole another thief stole!

These guys should get garlands for having the gut to steal from a thief.

Somebody used connection to steal oil blocks that belong to Nigerian people. These workers only tried to steal a little from that which she has stolen.

If not that Alakija, Babangida and co have stolen what belonged to all Nigerians thereby preventing the emergence of a welfare state. Her workers would not need to falsify information in order to put their mother on her foundation nor would they require her foundation to sponsor their sisters to school!

nigeira

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This woman should know that

This woman should know that Charity begins at home.She should have been paying the poor guy well to take care of his siblings since her NGO is focused on charity.

I think she should pardon these chaps and record this N3million as an expenditure on charity.

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