Instagram comedian Pankeeroy issues statement after release from EFCC custody

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Instagram comedian and social media influencer Nwagbo Oliver Chidera, better known as Pankeeroy has released an official statement after he was released from the custody of the the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) following his earlier arrest.

Recall that his arrest was confirmed last month in a statement issued by the EFCC titled, ‘EFCC Arrests Instagram Comedian for Alleged Internet Fraud in Lagos’.

“Operatives of the Lagos Zonal Office of the EFCC have arrested an Instagram comedian and social media Influencer, Nwagbo Oliver Chidera, A.K.A. Pankeeroy,” the statement by the EFCC partly read.

Moments after his release, Pankeeroy took to his Instagram page on Friday, May 28, 2021, to issue a release by his legal team, which stated that there was no petition against him prior to his arrest.

The statement reads thus in part; “It is worthy to state that there was no form of petition against our client and as such, implied that no crime in whatever form was perpetrated against any person(s), company, or establishment by our client.

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