Nollywood actress Ejine Okoroafor has lamented bitterly about how she almost landed in trouble in Paris over fake Euros notes she got from an undisclosed Nigerian bank.
According to the actress, she purchased some items at a mall. She was told the notes were fake currencies, after which she decided to take the money to a nearby where the money was also rejected due to its falsification.
Narrating her ordeal, the actress made her last trip to MoneyGram, where she almost got arrested for handling some fake notes.
Embarrassed about the whole issue, she urged those willing to visit to avoid big denominations or collect money via the PTA system.
Thursday, the 16th of September, I was ashamed being a Nigerian. At a mall here in Paris,I went to purchase some items and I was told the Euro notes I had were fake. I bought the money from a well known bank in Nigeria (PTA).
I took it to bank, A cash machine seized the €2000 that was rightfully placed and rejected the last squeezed €500. With a receipt that the money is fake.(because I was advised to pay the money into an account and withdraw in smaller denominations that they hardly spend 500euro)I asked my friend, who lives here to help me with the transaction. So We took d surviving €500 to MoneyGram to confirm its authenticity and we almost got into trouble,dey wanted to call the Police on us. We eventually had to visit the Police station for her to report,to avoid her account from getting blocked or being negatively affected by this situation.meanwhile I called the bank manager when the atm seized the money, to let him know what had happened ,he said ‘I should have called him when they told me at the mall,I won’t have gone to the bank’. I should return the money.Apparently, he said they had been told to stop issuing that cash and I was never alerted.
The alert would have helped me to be cautious.
Dear Nigerians, avoid the big denominations for now, if you need to collect via PTA system to travel.
It is a real big shame.
Nigerians have reacted to the veteran actress Ireti Doyle’s decision on who to make as next of kin by not considering someone whose motive is to inherit her properties but someone who can make life and death decisions in her absence.
In an earlier report, she mentioned that family members, spouses, siblings, the individual’s child or guardian should not automatically be given some particular privilege as a next of kin.
When filling the blank space for “NEXT OF KIN”, let yr first thought not to be “who will inherit my stuff”.
Let it be “who is the person I would want making life & death decisions on my behalf should I be unable to do so for myself”. E…