The arrest was a product of job hazard” – Comedian, Pankeeroy breaks silence following release from EFCC custody


Instagram comedian, Nwagbo Oliver Chidera popularly known as Pankeeroy has been released, following his arrest
over alleged internet fraud.

Recall that Operatives of the Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in April, arrested the social media Influencer, alongside 34 others for their alleged involvement in computer-related fraud in Lagos.

Pankeeroy has now been released after five weeks in EFCC custody, and has released an official statement following his release.

The statement reads,

“Upon questioning and facts finding by officers of the Commission, our Client was released as there was no form of nexus linking him to the purported commission of the investigated crime. The positions of the Federal Government and its agencies are clear on Digital Currency and as such hampers various levels of growth and development in the economic and digital space.

However, this call to Notice is necessary to clear the air and further repose the long term confidence of fans, friends, family members, and Business Associates of our Client that on no occasion was our Client indicted of any crime/offense and as such, the arrest was a product of Job Hazard.”


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