- A US-based woman identified as Shawn Rene has accused Runtown and his brother of defrauding her of N45m
- The aggrieved lady shared proof of money she transferred to two different companies believed to be owned by the singer and his brother
- According to her, Runtown and his brother were supposed to help send money to her fiance in Kenya but only remitted N5.4 million and kept N38.8 million to themselves
- Runtown's management has denied the allegation in an official press statement, saying the case is with EFCC
A US-based woman identified as Shawn Rene has cried out on Instagram, claiming that she has been defrauded by Nigerian musician, Runtown and his brother. According to her, the singer and his brother received payment of N45 million from her which was payed into two companies but only released N5.4 million for the purpose which she sent it.
Rene who called on the Nigerian government to help get her money back revealed that she had intended to send money to her boyfriend in Kenya but had trouble because of laws guiding against fraud. Her fiance then suggested that he knew someone who could link him with a musician in Nigeria that could help collect the funds and transfer to him.
That's how Shawn got in contact with Runtown and his brother who offered to help. However, after sending a total of N45 million, only N5.4 million was sent to her fiance and the balance of N38.8 million was kept by the singer and his brother, who have refused to come forward.
Rene stated that her account has been flagged and all efforts to nab Runtown has been futile.
The aggrieved woman also shared cheques which were payed into two different company accounts believed to owned by Runtown.
However, there are possible rumours that the lady must have been duped by someone pretending to be Runtown.
Reports, however, reveal that Runtown's management has denied the claim, saying it's all lies. Nigerian security agents have also been notified and investigations are on-going. The management in a press statement reportedly stated that Runtown has never and will never defraud anyone.
Read the statement below:
"Our attention has been drawn to reports circulating on social media by a US-based woman named, Shawn Rene accusing our artist, Runtown of fraud. It’s all lies and an attempt to blackmail and tarnish our image.
"We have contacted the Nigerian security agencies including the DSS and EFCC who are all on the matter at the moment and preliminary investigations already reveals that its a group of impostors who may have duped ‘Sawhn Rene’ using Runtown’s name.
"Runtown has never and will never defraud anyone.”
Meanwhile, just recently, two suspected fraudsters were arrested for allegedly extorting money from unsuspecting members of the public under the guise of recruiting them into the National Social Investment Programme.
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