The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ilorin Zonal Command, has arrested a disc jockey Toluwani Famotemi for allegedly impersonating singer Portable.
EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren in a statement on Tuesday said Famotemi was arrested on September 29.
The suspect, a native of Igede-Ekiti in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Ekiti State, allegedly opened an Instagram account with the name ‘Zazu Omolalomi Portable,’ where he claimed to be the singer.
“Investigations showed that the suspect met one of his victims, Adebayo Adedimeji Lukman, running a club in Offa, Kwara on social media and introduced himself as Portable and bargained to perform at the club for N1 million.
“The suspect requested that 80 per cent of the money be paid before the event, and Adebayo reportedly paid N790,000 into a bank account number provided by the suspect.
“However, the self-styled artiste, ‘Portable’ did not show up at the event, and eventually blocked all means of communication with him,” the statement said.
Uwujaren added that the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded.