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Nollywood actress detained in US over credit card scam fraud allegations

Actress, Yewande Adekoya, has reportedly been placed under house arrest in the US.

The Yoruba actress was said to have been arrested for crimes related to credit card scam and bank transfer fraud.

According to Kemi Ashefon, the award winning actress, who played the role of a kleptomaniac in a movie titled Kudi Klepto was said to have unknowingly fallen victim to some fraudulent Nigerians in Atlanta Georgia who made use of her bank accounts for deceitful fund transfer.

She is said to have been placed under home arrest and was also told to submit her travelling passport and documents since investigations are still ongoing on the matter.

A source had told Kemiashefonlovehaven in Atlanta, US that: “Yewande’s account was used to make some fraudulent transfers in the United States and she was arrested for questioning. This is no new practice among some Nigerian actors and their foreign fraudulent promoters who use them for such crimes and they get huge cuts from such deals.”

The actress had travelled to the US in October for the Oodua Image Awards which was held in Houston, Texas, and since then she is yet to return back to Nigeria.

Actress, Yewande Adekoya

Actress, Yewande Adekoya

Initially after the award, Yewande was said to have stayed back in order to shoot a movie but unfortunately she was kept back longer because of the criminal act committed. She cannot return to Nigeria until investigations are over.

Yewande came into spotlight for her role in the movie Iyawo Adedigba. She is married and her husband Abiodun Thomas is also an actor and movie producer.

The embattled actress is said to still be keeping her social media accounts especially Instagram, active as she celebrated her husband on her Instagram page on his birthday which was Christmas day, December 25. She posted photos of him and captioned it:

“@abiodunisholathomas Happy birthday to my amazing husband who never ceases to amaze me. Ishola mi, Oko mi, egbon mi, ore mi, paddy mi, korikosun mi, my quarrelling partner, my backbone, my Oga at the top, my number one fan. Thank you for who you are and all that you do. Thank you for all the love and care you show towards us. As you age, may you continue to grow in wisdom and more understanding. May you always find favour in the sight of God and men. Love you loads my Christmas baby. May God continue to bless and uphold you. Amen. #mylover #myfriend #myhusband #abiodunthomas #yewandeadekoyaabiodun Merry Christmas to you all my beautiful people”

We had reported in July 2017, that Yoruba actress, Lola Margaret, was arrested in an Atlanta, Georgia, US, and jailed for credit card fraud and when she was released, she took to social media to celebrate her freedom.

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