The Chairman, Five Star Party, Emeka Okonkwo aka E-Money, was ordered by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, over his flamboyant lifestyle and flagrant harassment of police escorts.
Okonkwo, who is the musician ‘s brother, Kingsley Okonkwo aka K-Cee, was said to have drawn the police boss’s ire for using policemen like servants in the home.
An order to remove the six policemen attached to E-Money was given immediately to the Lagos State Police Command, it was learned.
A top police officer said, “On Monday, we received a signal from the Force headquarters that the music executive’s police detail, E-Money, would be withdrawn immediately and an investigation into the man would be launched.
“The IG was shocked first of all that police were attached to him and used as domestic servants, holding umbrellas, opening doors and doing menial jobs for him.
“At the command headquarters, the police were discovered to be attached to B Operations and not to MOPOL which is the normal custom. So, we’ve removed his policemen and invite him to be questioned. The policemen will be asked, too.
E-Money is also known for its flamboyant lifestyle and claims to be a clearing and forwarding company.
He boasts of two Rolls Royce, two Mercedes Benz G Wagons and other Sports Utility Vehicles worth billions of naira.
The socialite is also seen shaking hands with Very Important Persons on social media, including presidents, senators, monarchs, ministers, and other top government officials.
When contacted by phone, an E-Money associate, Chidozie Dike, said he was unaware of the development and claimed it was not real.
“I’m not aware of this and I don’t think it’s real,” said Dike.
The e-money probe comes less than a year after an Instagram celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha aka Mompha, who was also known to show off his ostentatious social media lifestyle.
Sources told Live News Nigeria that more social media personalities are on police radar and other law enforcement agencies as well.
The spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, Bala Elkana, said that he would find out when he was contacted for comment, while the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, had yet to respond to a press-time text message.