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Actress, Simisola Gold arrested by ICPC for selling new Naira notes.

Men of Independent corrupt practice commission(ICPC) has arrested a Nigerian Actress identified as Omoseyin Oluwadarasimi Esther better known  as Simisola Gold  for selling New naira note on social media.

This was disclosed in a statement released by ICPC spokesperson Azuka Ogugua in Federal Capital, Abuja on Wednesday evening.

According to the statement by Azuka Ogugua, Simisola Gold was arrested after  an intelligence report which led the agency promptly launch action to find and arrest her.

Simisola Gold arrested

The suspect is currently in ICPC custody and is helping the

commission with its investigation on the criminal trading of the

naira, which has resulted in scarcity and negative economic outcomes.

The statement reads,

“Oluwadarasimi Emma, a social media ‘serial entrepreneur’

who deals in skincare, sales of fuel, facilitation of foreign

travels through visa acquisitions, and other businesses,

seized the opportunity of the scarcity of the new naira

notes to openly market the new notes. It is 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 ICPC 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. The action is in

furtherance of the collaboration between CBN, ICPC and

EFCC in implementing the new cashless policy and naira redesign.”

Simisola Gold arrested

Recently, Governor of Central bank of Nigeria Godwin Emeliefe

has disclosed that the commercial banks in Nigeria must accept

the old naira notes after the deadline slated to be 10 February.

The governor  disclosed this during a meeting with House of

representatives adhoc committee on Tuesday after looking into the implementation of the policy.

Emefiele said that he agrees with the Section20(3)of the CBN act ,which provided that commercial bank must accept old naira notes after the deadline.