Crime Alert CEO arrested over N128m investment scam in Ibadan - NIGERIAN NEWSORBIT


Friday, May 28, 2021

Crime Alert CEO arrested over N128m investment scam in Ibadan

Olumide Akanji

The Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 43-year-old Amos Olugbenga Olaniyan for allegedly defrauding people of over N128,000,000.00 (One Hundred and Twenty-Eight Million Naira) in a fraudulent investment scheme.

AƧcording to statement from EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, Amos Olaniyan who is very popular with his Crime Alert radio programme was said to have been arrested following series of petitions by victims.

The petitioners alleged that Amos through his company, DHIL Nigeria Limited popularly known as Crime Alert Security Network Investment, persuaded them to invest in a network scheme which offered a monthly 30% returns on investment. 

According to some of the victims, they were persuaded to invest after listening to the suspect’s weekly radio programme. However, after investing their monies they neither received the promised interest nor get a refund of their capital since 2020.

Exasperated, those defrauded were said to have petitioned the antigraft agency. EFCC was said to have in the course of investigation, discovered that the suspect operated a classic Ponzi scheme and had defrauded hundreds of people, some of whom reported orally to the Commission. The agency said petitions are still pouring into its office on daily basis from those that had been allegedly scammed.

Furthermore, it was discovered that DHIL Nigeria Limited, the vehicle used by Amos to scam his victims, was not registered with the Central Bank of Nigeria as a financial institution.

Five exotic cars, three landed properties and other incriminating documents were said to have been recovered from the suspect. He will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.

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