The level of fraud both online and otherwise in the country is becoming increasingly alarming.
It’s just about 2 months ago since the superstar – Wizkid was arrested by the Nigerian Police Force for allegely charging N500,000 for a show in Unilag and his failure to appear for the show.
It was later discovered to a false allegation; funny enough, exactly the same scenario has played out in Owerri again. At least, Wizkid has held accountable this time.
Read the report from the Vanguard,
An Owerri,Imo State-based businessman, Chief Chukwudi Ofoha. He is the CEO of Ibari Ogwa, a popular hangout located in the World Bank area of Owerri.
Showtime gathered that the impostor who claimed to be Wizkid was contracted by one Mr. Ugochukwu Favour Mayor on behalf of Chief Ofoha for a show at the hangout. The impostor is said to have charged the latter the sum of N1million. And in sealing the deal, an advance payment of N300,000,00 was allegedly paid into the impostor’s UBA account.
An insider told Showtime that shortly after the payment was made,the impostor switched off his cell phone, thereby raising the suspicion that he was not the real Wizkid.
Based on this development, the CEO of Ibari Ogwa is said to have arrested and detained Mr Mayor at the State CID in Owerri.
Meanwhile, a source who confirmed the development during the week hinted that the impostor is still demanding for the balance of N700,000,00 from his victim.