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Alleged Fraud:: Iyanya 'Kukere' Wanted By The Police

Source: Babajide Ogunbumi/Nollywoodgists.com

This is definitely not a good one for the Kukere crooner, Iyanya Mbuk who has become a toast of every music lover within and outside the shores of the country.

The reason is because, the has been listed on the wanted list of the Police at Mile 3 Division, Port Harcourt, over a fraudulent act perpetrated by him.

According to the story, the R&B singer turned Pop act Iyanya allegedly said to have defrauded popular show organizer of 'Nite Of A Thousand Laughs, Opa Williams of N1.7m being payment for the singer's performance at two events.

According to sources Iyanya was paid the said amount to perform at two 'Nite of a Thousand Laughs' events which held in Benin and Port Harcourt. The Kukere singer missed both shows intentionally.

The latter which was held three nights back, on New Year's Day precisely, featured a performance from rapper Olamide and was hosted by Bovi.

Guests had waited for the singer to step on stage and thrill as the highly publicized show had promised a performance from him but he was conspicuously missing

Interestingly, Iyanya is believed to have traveled on the same flight (allegedly paid for by the show organizers) with Olamide and Bovi.

Nollywoodgists.com gathered that the singer shunned Opa Williams' event, performing instead, at another show in Omuma Local Government Area, also in Port Harcourt which also featured Timaya.

"We were all disappointed, we waited in vain. As soon as Bovi announced he was not going to show up, everybody started leaving", a source who attended the event held at the open ground of the Hotel Presidential, PH said.

Yesterday morning, sources say Policemen from the Nigerian Police invited Iyanya and his manager
Ubi-Franklin Ekapong for questioning over the matter which was reported by the show organizers led by Opa Williams.

The officers could only get Ubi-Franklin to station but Ubi said, "yes I was at the Police Station this morning, we have decided to return all money paid to us, it's not a problem."

Ubi further explained, "We were paid to attend and perform at the Benin and Port Harcourt shows but we missed both due to reasons beyond our control. We missed the Benin gig because we were in Ghana as at that time and we arrived pretty late for the PH gig. We however had issues with initial payment from the show organizers also, so we needed to forfeit one for another."

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