Nollywood actress Eniola Badmus clears the air after being labelled a fraudster


Nollywood actress, Eniola Badmus, has come out to clear the air over the rumours that she defrauded a well-meaning Nigerian, Pius Omoyele.

Just recently, it was gathered that Pius Omoyele reached out to actress, Eniola Badmus, to help him give out N500,000 to needy fans on her page.

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Upon agreeing to dispense the cash gifts, Omoyele alleged the actress later tried asking for an extra N150, 000 for her to be able to do the work.

This greatly surprised the man and he asked for his money to be sent back. Screenshots of their conversation also went viral on social media.

Eniola Badmus was greatly dragged by fans who labelled her a thief for charging someone N150,000 to do a giveaway with his own money.

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However, in an interview with THENEWS, the Nollywood actress has come out to defend herself.

According to her, she only charged a fee from the sponsor as a businesswoman, while Omoyele is being economical with the truth.

Badmus insisted that she only asked for a fee to pay for the bank charges that would be incurred by her, since Omoyele had asked her to pay the money via different bank accounts. “If you send money to different banks from your account, does your bank charge you?.” she asked.

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How can you come to somebody’s DM that I want you to help me send 5, 000 naira each to 100 people and you think my bank will do it for free? They will charge me,” she averred

That was exactly what happened. He said I should send N5, 000 to different bank accounts. He said I should do it on my platform. In the process who is going to be in charge of all these charges, if I may ask?”

Badmus, however, said before Omoyele contacted her via Instagram, she hadn’t met him and doesn’t know how he looks. “I don’t even know how he looks like. I don’t even know him. He tried to spoil my name, which I have cleared the air,” she maintained.

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The actress also released a statement on Twitter to clear the air.

According to her, the incident has nothing to do with taking advantage of people but that she could not bear the transfer cost and bank charges for the giveaway.

She also said that in a case where people use her as an influencer to do a giveaway, then a business conversation must happen.

See her tweets below:

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