EFCC Arraigns 3 Siblings for Defrauding Africa’s Richest Woman, Folorunsho Alakija
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday arraigned 3 siblings before the Lagos High Court in Ikeja for allegedly defrauding their principal and Africa’s richest woman, Folorunsho Alakija.
The siblings named Vincent Ayewah, Florence Ayewah and Emmanuel Ayewah were arraigned alongside 4 other members of staff of the Rose of Sharon Foundation owned by Mrs Alakija.
Those arraigned alongside the siblings include; Onuwa David; Okoronkwo Chikadibia; Ehizibolo George, Chinyere Awanah.
Following their arraignment, an EFCC operative, Wasiu Ajisafe, informed the Lagos high court that the anti-graft agency received a petition on issues of stealing, forgery and impersonation dated 15th November, 2012, from the foundation signed by Mrs Folorunsho Alakija.
Ajisafe told the court that investigations revealed Vincent was hired to work with the Foundation, a non-profit organisation for empowering widows and awarding scholarship to orphans.
“Vincent, thereafter, connived with his two siblings who are also beneficiaries at the foundation, including friends, to forge staff Identity cards of the Foundation with different names so as to defraud the organisation,” Ajisafe said.
Vanguard reports that the EFCC operative stated that other suspects were arrested after the agency received letters of the investigation activities from banks like Fidelity Bank and Stanbic bank among others.
All suspects reportedly offered statements helpful to investigators after they were cautioned about the possible implications of their statements, as required by law.
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