Nollywood actor and director, Tope Adebayo has referred to as out a sure weblog for accusing him of defrauding his business associate, with out listening to his side of the story.
Tope who’s one of the sons of veteran actor, Adebayo Salami aka Oga Bello, grew to become a scorching subject on the web for a pair of days when a person referred to as him out for allegedly defrauding him of over two million naira.
The person alleged that Tope Adebayo’s fast household, together with his father, have been conscious of the rip-off, however the latter stored posting him with out an replace.
Reacting to the unconfirmed reviews, Tope Adebayo referred to as out the weblog, which reportedly shared the information about him with out verification, claiming he didn’t defraud anybody.
Tope Adebayo disclosed his settlement with his associate in 2019 however couldn’t proceed as a result of COVID that shook 2020.
The thespian additionally revealed that his associate had taken most of the cash he contributed to sponsor the mission, which later grew to become a difficulty. Through his Instagram web page, the Yoruba actor launched a disclaimer, whereas extensively narrating what occurred. He wrote:
“It has come to my consideration that an unprofound weblog on Instagram posted some lies about me Tope Adebayo with out verifying.
“Notice that I Tope Adebayo did NOT defraud the man in query and neither have I EVER defrauded anyone.
“The individual that accused me of fraud was a business associate. In 2019, we agreed to shoot a film sequence collectively and cut up the finances 50/50. He despatched his personal share and I dropped mine as properly. Instantly we agreed on the script, I paid outstanding artists, the writers and crews we wish to use for the taking pictures to ebook date with them.
“In 2020, as a result of COVID pandemic we couldn’t shoot the film as deliberate, in the meantime chunk of the cash has been disbursed to script writers,some artists and crews. And I stored him knowledgeable because it goes by.
“After some time, he borrowed some cash from the mission which he acquired. Afterward, he got here once more to borrow from the cash (I understood his state of affairs) which I despatched it to him. Alongside the line, we couldn’t shoot base on our prior settlement, I needed to restrategized with the cash out there since he couldn’t return the cash he borrowed from the mission. We diminished the quantity of sequence.
“Needed to attain out to the artists and crews to refix a date for the taking pictures but it surely was taking an excessive amount of time as a result of of the challenges.
“This man determined that he isn’t involved in the film anymore. I advised him that I should supply for someone that’s involved in the film as a result of I can’t return to the artists and crews for refund.
“Though we lastly bought someone that’s involved in the film, however she couldn’t do it for now and she or he postponed it until subsequent yr.
“I attempted to succeed in out and inform him however he stopped choosing my calls. The mom reached out to me and I advised her I shall be coming to see her when I’m accomplished at my location in Ibadan.
“All of a sudden she despatched a textual content accusing me of black itemizing her quantity and likewise added that I ran again to Lagos (that was the day earlier than yesterday). After I noticed the textual content, I referred to as again instantly however to no avail and I dropped a textual content that I’ll come see her however until now am nonetheless on set in Ibadan.
“The matter is now being processed.
Tope Adebayo Salami”
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