The Sokoto Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested Omotade-Sparks Amos Sewanu, operator of the Inks Nation Ponzi Scheme.
The suspect who had been at large was finally arrested on Thursday, May 27, 2021, and has made a useful statement.
Omotade-Sparks, who hails from Badagry Lagos State, was declared wanted by the EFCC in November 2020 after efforts to apprehend him failed.
He is the alleged mastermind of a huge pyramid investment scheme through which many citizens were defrauded of monies to the tune of over Thirty-Two Million Naira.
He had floated a phony online digital currency called “Pinkoin” which lured many Nigerians to invest between One Thousand Naira to One Hundred Thousand Naira with a promise of unrealistic returns and went ahead to distribute a payment card called “Pink Card” to further confuse his victims.
Omotade-Sparks equally made false claims that he was in partnership with the EFCC to persuade people to invest in his devious scheme.
The scammer was not licensed to operate a financial institution. He will be arraigned in court at the conclusion of the investigation.
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NIMASA set to open Lokoja office to harness waterways resources
The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has disclosed that the Agency is set to reopen the Lokoja office, as part of efforts towards harnessing the Blue Economy, enhancing collaboration, while also promoting Research and Development.
The DG, who made this known when he played host to the Executive Secretary of the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (KADSEMA), Mal. Usman Hayatu Mazadu at the head office of the Agency in Lagos, noted that investment in research would play a major role in ensuring the harnessing of Nigeria’s maritime potentials.
“The key cardinal principle of opening the NIMASA Lokoja office is to improve on Research and Development.
He said, “Now, the Blue Economy has come to stay and very soon you will see the impact of what we have; in terms of the gains and benefits to grow our Gross Domestic Product while improving the well-being of our own Economy”.
Earlier in his remarks, Mallam Usman of KADSEMA lauded the Agency for the feat achieved so far, which cuts across the entire Nigeria.
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