The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has confirmed the raid the residence of singer Skales on Tuesday, October 10, 2023.
The anti-graft agency also disclosed that its officers arrested two suspected internet fraudsters..
According to the EFCC, the arrests occurred at Skales’ residence, House F10, Victoria Crest 4, Lekki, Lagos, and the individuals in question are Udemba Chukwuemeka (also known as Jody) and Jamal Jamiu Onasola (also known as Jamal).
The agency accused Skales of being a mentor to the suspects, allegedly involved in a dating scam.
EFCC stated that Chukwuemeka had been residing the singer’s home for two years, while Onasola had stayed there for only a few months.
The EFCC confirmed that they would face charges in court once the investigations conclude.
Meanwhile, Skales whose real name is John Njeng-Ngeng, had cried out over the alleged EFCC officials’ invasion of his home on Tuesday.
The signer claimed he was molested and oppressed in front of his six-month-old daughter and wife.
However, EFCC spokesman Dele Oyewale dismissed these allegations, and stated that the anti-graft agency does not conduct operations in such a manner.
On its X account, EFCC stated: “Operatives of the Lagos Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, arrested two suspected internet fraudsters at House F10, Victoria Crest 4, Lekki, Lagos.
“The suspects: Udemba Chukwuemeka (a.k.a Jody) and Jamal Jamiu Onasola (a.k.a. Jamal) were arrested at the residence of a musician: John Njeng Njeng (a.k.a Skales).
“The two suspects, suspected of being involved in a dating scam, described Njeng as their ‘mentor’. While Chukwuemeka has been in Njeng’s residence for two years, Onasola has only stayed there for a few months.
“They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.”