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News - South West - Ogun Updated: May 06, 2024

Teenager in EFCC custody over parent's debt

By Maureen Okpe
May 06, 2024
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested and detained 19-year-old Oluwateniola Omidiji over an alleged debt owed to a business partner by her mother, Omoniyi Omidiji.

The teen, a 300-level Nursing student of Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, was taken from the University premises on April 26, 2024, by operatives of the Commission from its Lagos Zonal Command, over a business transaction entered into in 2020 by her mother, who is a widow.

In a fundamental rights suit marked FHC/L/CS/759/224, filed at the Federal High Court, Lagos, Miss Omidiji alleged that she was taken hostage by EFCC operatives over a debt which one Charles Nwoko alleged that her mother owed him from a business deal.

Nwoko, who said he invested the sum of N100,000,000 into Omidiji’s business sometime in 2020 came after Oluwateniola for the sum and the interest since her mother, his joint business partner, is out of Nigeria.

During the investigation, EFCC discovered that four persons were named directors in a company called Elisto Global Services Limited, which  Omidiji allegedly used to receive the money from the complainant (Nwoko). They are the Applicant’s mother; Nwoko; the Applicant’s brother and the Applicant herself.

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Oluwateniola has cried out to the Court for relief after her school was stormed penultimate Friday by EFCC operatives while she was writing exams. They had laid siege to the school and took her away. She has remained in detention since then and has not been granted bail about 10 days after her arrest.

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