Rolake Oladapo

Senior Consultant

  • Africa

Rolake is a Senior Consultant in the investigations and forensic accounting practice. She is based in Lagos from where she leads fraud and misconduct investigations, forensic accounting audits, compliance reviews, due diligence investigations across the region. Rolake has supported a range of clients across sub-Saharan Africa and the US with their risk management frameworks by facilitating training sessions for clients on fraud risk management.

Recent tasks that Rolake has worked on include:

  • Conducted an investigation into two incidents of mobile money fraud for a large telecommunications company, where merchants were overdrawing on their commission accounts, and customers were reversing airtime purchases on their mobile devices, and still receiving the airtime. The investigation identified the primary root cause of the fraud, as well as other contributing factors, and advised the client on areas to improve controls to prevent the incidents from reoccurring.
  • Conducted investigations into whistle-blowers’ allegations of fraud perpetrated by the employees of a multinational telecommunications company, as well as allegations of victimisation following the whistle-blower’s previous report of a conflict of interest involving an employee within a client’s local subsidiary. This involved a review of relevant documents, as well as interviews with key stakeholders identified in the course of the investigation.
  • Conducted a forensic audit review and analysis of financial records for a member association of a sports governing body, with the aim of identifying evidence of mismanagement of funds by the executives of the member association. Conducted admission seeking interviews which led to the confirmation of the use of fraudulent documentation as supporting documentation for transactions and ultimately the confirmation of the allegations of mismanagement of funds

    Prior to joining Control Risks, Rolake worked at KPMG in the US and Nigeria. During her time at KPMG, Rolake conducted various fraud and misconduct investigations, anti-bribery and corruption compliance reviews, forensic audits, and supported client compliance teams with the development of their anti-bribery corruption and whistleblowing policies. Rolake holds a BSc in accounting from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

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