The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday arraigned three siblings: Vincent Ayewah, Florence Ayewah and Emmanuel Ayewah, and four others before a Lagos High Court, Ikeja for allegedly defrauding Africa’s richest woman, Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija of N3 million through her Rose of Sharon Foundation.
The Rose of Sharon is an organisation founded by Folorunsho Alakija to empower widows as well give scholarships, up to the university, for their children and orphans.
Vincent allegedly forged cheques of the Foundation’s Stanbic IBTC Bank Account and got his sister, Miss Florence Ayewah and their friends to cash the forged cheques by presenting them with fake identity cards.
In the course of investigation it was discovered that Vincent used his position to enlist his family members as beneficiaries of the scheme.
Mr. Wasiu said “A search was conducted in the house and premises of the suspects including one Mr. George who is the maker of the forged identity cards. The forged identity cards and computer used were all recovered.” Mr. Ayewah is facing a two-count charge of conspiring with his siblings and friends to steal N3m.