The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arrested Nollywood actress and popular slay queen Simisola Gold for selling new naira bills.
Omoseyin Oluwadarasimi, popularly known as Simisola Gold, was reportedly detained for allegedly using social media to sell new naira notes.
This was contained in a statement signed by ICPC’s spokesperson, Azuka Ogugua in Abuja on Wednesday night, February 2nd, 2023.
According to the statement, the suspect was located and arrested as a result of intelligence that ICPC agents had obtained.
According to the statement: “Oluwadarasimi Emma is a social media ‘serial entrepreneur’. She deals in skincare, sales of fuel, facilitation of foreign travels through visa acquisitions, and other businesses also. She seized the opportunity of the scarcity of the new naira notes to openly market the new notes. It is also 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.’
“She is currently in 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. Meanwhile, the action is in furtherance of the collaboration between CBN, ICPC and EFCC in implementing the new cashless policy and naira redesign.”