The lady was apprehended when trying to meet with an Australian, who she expected was going to pay her a sum of $25,000, as part payment for the singer's performance.
The lady has been identified as Ifeoma Nelly, an Industrial Chemistry undergraduate at the Delta State University, Abraka.
According to Tori.ng, Nelly was apprehended as she was trying to meet with an Australian, who was supposed to pay her a sum of $25,000, as part payment for Wizkid's performance.
This however turned out to be a trap, as it was from this meeting that the suspect was arrested.
According to Wizkid's manager, Mr. Sunday Are, Nelly confessed to have received cash paid in foreign currency for Wizkid's supposed concert performance.
Are said, “She has collected money from different people. If you don’t have evidence against her, she would deny it. But if you show her evidence, she would tell you the truth. There was the case of the $53,000, which we had to refund to the owner.
"She confirmed that she was the one who collected it. There was another payment of $12,500 from Germany. The Germany people sent details of how they paid the money to her. She couldn’t deny it.”
The manager also said the incident has led to a great embarrassment for himself and the singer, as they were accused of collecting money without performing.
“We had been having problems with different clients because of this. We keep refunding all the money. It was an issue. When it became serious, we had to refund the money to victims."
"Some people will just go, write in papers that Wikzid disappointed them. They would say Wizkid and his manager collected money and didn’t come to perform. Meanwhile, we didn’t know about those shows.”
“Whenever someone calls her or she calls someone, its Wizkid’s name that would show. True caller shows Wizkid. We need everybody to help us fight this. We have started taking corrective steps concerning the fake accounts.”
Wizkid became the subject of concert boycott, when a show promoting agency located in London, accused the singer of evading a concert he was booked for.
The singer was said to have reported the issue to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, who subsequently found the culprit.