EFCC Re-Arraigns 606 Autos Boss Over N209m

Samusideen Babafemi Sarumi 606 Autos

Owner of 606 Autos Limited, 606 Music Limited and Splash Off Entertainment Limited, Mr Samusideen Babafemi Sarumi, has been re-arraigned by the Lagos office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Mr Sarumi was taken to court again by the agency on Thursday, November 14, 2019, on a three-count charge bordering on felony to commit money laundering and money laundering to the tune of N209 million.

The defendant, who was earlier arraigned by the EFCC on November 1, 2019, was alleged to have been involved in computer related fraud across the world.

He was also alleged to have taken possession of eight vehicles valued at N135 million and a Boat valued at N104 million, which were reasonably suspected to be part of proceeds of organised crimes across the world.

Last Thursday, he was brought before Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal High Court sitting at Ikoyi, Lagos.

During his first arraignment before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High court sitting in Lagos, Mr Sarumi was slapped with a five-count charge bordering on money laundering and conspiracy to the tune of N207.1 million, which he pleaded not guilty to.

One of the count read, “That you Sarumi Samusideen Babafemi (a.k.a 606), being the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of 606 Autos Limited, 606 Music Limited, and Splash Off Entertainment Limited sometimes between 2013 to 2018 in Lagos within the jurisdiction of this honourable court transferred the sum of N37.6 million to one Omojodesola Shittu Allison which you reasonably ought to have known that such fund forms part of the proceeds of an unlawful act to wit: obtaining money by false pretence contrary to Section 15(2)(b) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2011(As Amended) and punishable under Section 15(3) of the Act.”

Another count read, “That you, Sarumi Samusideen Babafemi (a.k.a 606), being the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of 606 Autos Limited, 606 Music Limited and Splash Off Entertainment Limited sometimes between 2015 to 2018 in Lagos within the jurisdiction of this honourable court transferred the sum of N93 million to one Olanrewaju Ibrahim Oriyomi which you reasonably ought to have known that such fund forms part of an unlawful act to wit: obtaining money by false pretence contrary to Section 15(2)(b) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2011.”

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan. Mr Olowookere can be reached via dipo.olowookere@businesspost.ng

more recommended stories