19-Year-Old Impersonating Wizkid Arrested For Fraud By The Nigerian Police TrendyVoice

2 June 2016

19-Year-Old Impersonating Wizkid Arrested For Fraud By The Nigerian Police

A 19-year-old girl who was
impersonating Star Boy Records boss
and international music sensation,
Wizkid, on social media has landed in
Police net in Lagos after defrauding
unsuspecting people of over $65,000,
about 12.9million in Naira.

The suspect, identified as Ifeoma Nelly
is said to be a studying Industrial
Chemistry at the Delta State University.
She was arrested through the
combined efforts of Wizkid's Manager,
Mr. Sunday Are, policemen from Lagos
and an Australian when she came to
Lagos to collect part payment of
$25,000 from some Australians at a
hotel in Lagos who wanted to book the
services of Wizkid for him to perform
for them live in Australia.

Nelly had been receiving payment via
electronic means but due to
desperation, decided to appear in
person to collect the $25,000 from the
Australian. She came with two friends,
a lady and a guy. Unknown to her,
policemen had been planted in the
hotel and were waiting to take her into
custody. When she walked into the
hotel with her friends, she was
immediately nabbed and carted away.
Mr Sunday Are sitting with Wizkid
Explaining how it all wend down, Mr Are
said the lady alleged that she had been
posing as Wizkid on Facebook and had
gotten away with defrauding people for
three years. When asked if she had
other members assisting her, Nelly
insisted that she was the only one
running the show.
Are said, "She has collected money
from different people. If you don't have
evidence against her, she would deny
it. But if you show her evidence, she
would tell you the truth. There was the
case of the $53,000, which we had to
refund to the owner.
"She confirmed that she was the one
who collected it. There was another
payment of $12,500 from Germany.
The Germany people sent details of
how they paid the money to her. She
couldn't deny it."

Are noted that due to the scrupulous
work of the suspect, Wizkid's camp had
to refund money to clients when the
situation was becoming embarrassing.
The manager said: "We had been
having problems with different clients
because of this. We keep refunding all
the money. It was an issue. When it
became serious, we had to refund the
money to victims. Some people will just
go, write in papers that Wikzid
disappointed them. They would say
Wizkid and his manager collected
money and didn't come to perform.

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