Witness disclosed How Folorunsho Alakija was allegedly duped of N3 million by employee
Ganiyu Wasiu who is an operative of the Financial Crime Commission (EFCC),
Told an Ikeja Division of the Lagos High Court how an employee of the Rose
Of Sharon Foundation by name Vincent Ayewah, allegedly connived with his
Friends and siblings to forge the identity card of the foundation with different
Names to defraud the organization.
The Rose of Sharon is an organisation founded by Folorunsho Alakija
to empower widows as well give scholarships, up to the university, for
their children and orphans.
Mr Wasiu, who works in the Bank Fraud Section of the Commission, said
Mrs Alakija had petitioned the agency and had been invited to shed more
light on the incident.
Mr Wasiu further said: “The letter of investigation activities were written
to banks like Fidelity Bank, Stanbic IBTC bank and others”.
“In view of that, other suspects were arrested for which they volunteered
their statement under word of caution.
“A search was conducted in the house and premises of the suspects including
one Mr George who is the maker of the forged identity cards.
“The forged identity cards and computer used were all recovered.”
Mr Ayewah is facing a two-count charge of conspiring with his siblings and
friends to steal N3 million from the Foundation. Judge Hakeem Oshodi
adjourned the trial to June 1.