Omotade-Sparks, InksNation Founder Declared Wanted By EFCC

Mr. Amos Omotade-Sparks also known as Universal Daddy Ink, UDI, the inventor Of Inksnation Pinkoin has been reportedly declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Omotade-Sparks Amos Sewanu is the owner of iBSmartify Nigeria, Inventor of the “the World’s First Philanthropic Blockchain (InksLedger) and the World’s First Charitable Trust DAO (InksNation). He also invented the world’s first Reserve Cryptocurrency called PinKoin, Africa’s first QR Debit Card called PinKard.

The foundation claimed it can end poverty in any country in less than 9 months through incentivizing goodness, promoting love, unity, oneness, peace and equitable distribution of wealth.

EFCC Declares Omotade-Sparks Wanted

In a Press Release published by The Nation Newspaper dated the 11th of November 2020, Pg. 22, The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission declared the founder Omotade-Sparks Amos Sewan wanted for series of financial frauds.

“The Public is hereby notified that Omotade-Sparks Amos Sewanu of Inksnation whose photograph appears above is wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC in a case bordering on obtaining by false pretense, names Dropping and Fraud to the tune of thirty Two million Naira Only (32,000,000) while claiming to have floated an online digital currency called “Pinkoin“.

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“Sewanu is a native of Badagry in Lagos, he is about 1.6 metres in height, fair complexioned, dark hair, brown iris and dark eyebrow.”

“His last known address is No 19, Posukoh Quarters, Via Joseph Dosu way Badagry, Lagos state.”


                                Omotade-Sparks-Amos declared wanted by EFCC

EFCC Website Doesn’t Have Omotade-Sparks On Wanted List

As of the time of making this publication, the details of Mr Amos Omotade-Sparks Sewanu do not appear on the official Economic And Financial Crimes Commission Wanted LIST and all search criteria returned negative.

Could it be that this publication was sponsored by enemies of the InksNation project as believed by members of the DAO Foundation in a bid to retard the growth and rate at which members are collectively agreeing to purchase the future they want?

Omotade-Sparks Letter To EFCC

Omotade-Sparks Amos Sewanu has taken a rather orthodox stand in the war against poverty by writing to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) with a claim to having the solution to the menace.

In the letter dated November 7, 2019, Sewanu, described himself as the CEO of iBSmartify, a cryptocurrency platform, said he has built “a Nigeria-to-the-world” blockchain which he claimed can end poverty in any country in six to nine months.

He added that Nigeria can generate a minimum of $847 billion from the initiative if properly harnessed.

He also noted that “it could end poverty in Nigeria in 6-9 months paying single citizen including babies born every day a minimum of N120,000 monthly.”

Omotade-Sparks said he decided to write the anti-corruption agency to inform it about the initiative prior to the day of its official launch because he knows

“it will attract a huge flow of cash so in order to balance the equation I am using this letter to answer all the questions you might want to ask beforehand.”

omotade sparks letter to EFCC

                Omotade-sparks letter to EFCC

                               Second letter to EFCC

Earlier Warnings From NSEC Against InksNation

Although the Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria has fore classified the activities of Inksnation as illegal and fraudulent in a press release dated 26/06/202. SEC said, The attention of the Commission has been drawn to the activities of iBSmartify Nigeria the promoters of a Blockchain known as iBledger (iBcashcryptocurrency) and InksNation.

“The general public is hereby advised that neither the promoters of iBSmartify Nigeria nor the illegal products they offer are registered or regulated by the Commission.”

“In view of the above, the general public is hereby WARNED that any person dealing with the said entity and others in the same business in any manner whatsoever, does so at his/her own risk.”

Warning From SiBAN Against Omotade-Sparks, Inksnation Project

Also the Stakeholders in Blockchain Technology Association of Nigeria SIBAN, Self-regulating Nigeria’s emerging Blockchain & Crypto Industry has disassociated itself from Inksnation.

It has come to the notice of SiBAN that a certain platform or group which is called or known as Inksnation is out on social media claiming that it is registered with SiBAN having paid to SiBAN the required fee for the membership application. We have a responsibility to refute this claim and clarify any misapprehension.

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From our records, we hereby state categorically that Inksnation is not registered with SIBAN in ANY way. For emphasis, Inksnation is not a member of SiBAN.

First, SiBAN’s membership process is an open and transparent process, with our membership application information available to any intending member. SiBAN membership application form is publicly available here on our website. As clearly published on that web page, SiBAN membership registration process is a two-step registration process: (i) application for & payment for membership, and (ii) KYC submission.

This means that after completing the first step above, the applicant would be sent a confirmation email from SiBAN Membership Desk on the next Saturday. In the confirmation email, the applicant would be provided with a link to complete and submit his/her/its Know Your Customer (KYC) information based on industry standards.

After the applicant submits KYC form, the SiBAN Membership Desk would then review the membership application and send a confirmation email containing link to join SiBAN’s exclusive group for registered members only.

Second, from our records, contrary to what Inksnation has claimed publicly and communicated to its followers or members, Inksnation is not a registered member of SiBAN and never completed any membership application. We establish that on 27 May 2020 at 14:35 (WAT), one Amos Sewanu Omotade-Sparks applied for SiBAN membership and paid to us 0.00882816 BTC ($83.14 or N29,547.2 at the time of the transaction).

On 1 June 2020, the SiBAN Membership Unit acknowledged receipt of Mr. Omotade-Spark’s application and advised that the SiBAN Membership Desk would “review your application and approve/disapprove it based on [SiBAN] criteria”. Mr. Omotade-Sparks was then required to complete and submit SiBAN Membership Application Review Form to continue its membership application. See screenshot of the 1 June 2020 email below:

Third, according to our records, till the time of writing this public statement, Mr Omotade-Sparks is yet to complete and submit the SiBAN Membership Application Review Form to SiBAN. The submission of this form would have enabled SiBAN Membership Unit review the applicant’s details and then it would advise accordingly whether the membership application was successful OR not successful, or advise any further steps. In other words, SiBAN reserves the right to approve or disapprove membership application.

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Fourth, for clarification and emphasis, we point out that all membership applications are subject to review and verification. This is stated in the terms of membership application clearly published on the membership application page on our website: One of the terms is that “[m]embership application is not automatic but subject to verification and review. ALL applications are subject to this term.

Therefore, from what has been established above, it is clear that Inksnation is not a member of SiBAN and did not complete any membership application to join our community.


Mr. Amos Omotade-Sparks Sewan

When we raised an anti-scam alert through our Twitter channel about Inksnation, it was squarely based on the information available to the SiBAN Secretariat and the SiBAN community about the Inksnation project whose activities have been reported to SiBAN.

Regardless of the outburst from Inksnation and its followers or members, SiBAN’s position is that members of the blockchain community and the general public should BEWARE of the Inksnation project. We have labeled it a scam because it has a Ponzi scheme model, whether the promoters and followers concede to this reality or not. Sooner or later, the promoters and their followers will come to realize this, if they do not already do.

Our role, therefore, is not to take on any personalities but focus on projects, ensuring that the members of the blockchain community and the general public are aware of the risks in the space and get to ask the right questions.

SiBAN will continue to raise awareness against any project that is considered unhealthy for the growth and development of Nigeria’s blockchain and cryptocurrency space, especially projects that give the emerging blockchain industry a bad name. We enjoin all well-meaning members of the community to support this cause.

We will continue to keep you informed as this story develops.


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