The Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, on Monday arraigned three siblings and four others before a Lagos High Court, Ikeja for allegedly duping Africa’s richest woman, Mrs Folorunsho Alakija, of N3million through her Rose of Sharon foundation.
An officer of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Wasiu Ajisafe, after their arraignment told the court that the EFCC received a petition dated 15th November, 2012 from the foundation signed by its founder, Mrs Alakija, against one of its staff, Vincent Ayewah, on matters of stealing, forgery and impersonation.
Those brought before the court are three siblings, Vincent Ayewah, Emmanuel Ayewah, Florence Ayewah and the other four partners are; Onuwa David, Okoronkwo Chikadibia, Ehizibolo George, Chinyere Awanah.
The prosecution witness, Ajisafe disclosed in the court that the Foundation, which is a not for-profit making organization for assisting widows and providing scholarship to orphans, employed Vincent to assist the project officer of the foundation in daily routine of attending to beneficiaries.
“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”.
The agency, afterwards, got letters of the investigation activities from financial institutions like Fidelity, Stanbic bank and others.
Reacting to the letters received, other suspects were nabbed of which they voluntarily penned down their statements under caution.