Nollywood actress, Eniola Badmus has reacted to the allegation of fraud by her Instagram followers for holding onto a N500,000 give-away money a sponsor engaged her to share among poor Nigerians.
The actress was given the money by the sponsor who resides outside the country to share with some poor Nigerians to help cushion the effect of the lockdown.
She allegedly held onto the money after the sponsor refused to pay her N150,000 for the giveaway services.
The Screenshots of the direct messages she had with the sponsor leaked online, show that Eniola Badmus only mentioned the 150,000 charges after the man had sent the money.
She had already made a post about the 500,000 giveaway on her Instagram page before the deal went sour.
She was also alleged to have blocked the sponsor on Instagram.
While reacting to the backlash, the actress wrote;
“I woke up to this and I thought it would be nice to give clarity and clear the air on it. The incident hasn’t nothing to do with taking advantage of people or discouraging the need to give out especially using my platform.
“This particular person indicated interest to do a five hundred thousand Naira giveaway and I felt there will be extra cost for bank charges and stamp duty, which I wasn’t going to bear the transfer charges for that, so I asked he bear it.
“But in scenarios where people engage you as an influencer to drive giveaways from a business point of view, then business conversations need to happen.
“Meanwhile i posted the giveaway already on my page and his been enjoying the fame because he insisted i put his handle.
“We all know sending money to 100 people is quite tasking, is just funny the way people are quick to judge.”