By ‘Dayo Showemimo
(Beyond social media this time, a fake Tiwa Savage is on rampage. Photo: Filed)
Well, it’s the age of fake social media accounts and Nigerian celebrities are the worst hit when you put together a roll call of victims.
With the fake Twitter account of late Muna Obiekwe and atrocities committed by the impostor still lingering in the minds of Nigerians, another case has just been reported. Even worse, this time, it didn’t even happen on social media.
Daily Independent reports that a Lagos politician and managing director of Lagos-based travel agency, Aeroland Travels, Segun Adewale popularly known as Aeroland, has been duped of 500k.
The report says Adewale, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senatorial candidate for Lagos West in the forthcoming 2015 election, lost half a million Naira to someone posing as Mavin first lady, Tiwa Savage. Having declared his intention to run for Senate in 2015 again and obtaining his party’s nomination form in November 2014, Segun Adewale reportedly contacted the fake ‘Tiwa Savage’ to perform at his political declaration party.
The politician was however disappointed when the ‘Kelekele Love‘ singer did not show up at the event. Presently, Segun Adewale is banking on the financial institution through which the money was paid to help get what is left of the amount as a withdrawal has already been made on the beneficiary account.