Toluwani Famotemi, a disc jockey, has been detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ilorin Zonal Command, on suspicion of impersonating the singer Portable.
Famotemi was detained on September 29, according to a statement released by EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren on Tuesday.
The suspect, an Igede-Ekiti native from the Ifelodun Local Government Area of Ekiti State, is accused of creating a fake Instagram account called “Zazu Omolalomi Portable” and posing as the singer there.
“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.