Ekiti DJ arrested for impersonating Zazuu crooner, Portable

 An Ekiti state-primarily based totally disc jockey, Famotemi Toluwani Timothy, has been arrested with the aid of using operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ilorin Zonal Command for allegedly impersonating a famous hip-hop singer, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly referred to as Portable.

He turned into arrested on Thursday, September 29, 2022, in line with a announcement on Wednesday with the aid of using Wilson Uwujaren, Head of Media and Publicity of the anti-graft agency.

Timothy, a local of Igede-Ekiti in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Ekiti State, allegedly opened an Instagram account with the name “Zazu Omolalomi Portable” wherein he claimed to be the singer.

The announcement stated investigations confirmed that the suspect met one in all his victims, Adebayo Adedimeji Lukman, jogging a membership in Offa, Kwara State, on social media and delivered himself as “Portable” and bargained to carry out on the membership for the sum of N1m.

The suspect asked that eighty percentage of the cash be paid earlier than the event, and Adebayo reportedly paid the sum of N790,000 right into a financial institution account range furnished with the aid of using the suspect.

However, the self-styled artiste, “Portable” did now no longer display up on the event, which turned into hung on February 18, 2022 and sooner or later blocked all manner of verbal exchange with the suspect.

“The suspect might be charged to courtroom docket as quickly as investigations are concluded,” the announcement added.

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