Nigerian singer Runtown denies conning woman Sh12 million


A U.S based woman identified as Shawn Rene, has accused Nigerian popstar Runtown and his brother of defrauding her U.S.$124,000 (Sh12.6 Million), allegations the singer has denied.

The aggrieved lady took to social media to share proof of money she transferred to two different companies believed to be owned by the singer and his brother.

She claimed that the money was meant to be paid back after Runtown’s show in Canada, however all she’s been getting are stories.

“I wrote him two cheques in two companies name, $32,000 and $107,000, after he got the checks and cashed he started saying stories, later on he started saying they would pay after Runtown’s show in Canada, I and my fiancée couldn’t have it because, we never invested on anyone’s music.

“I even had to come down to Kenya just to be certain my fiancée wasn’t involved, and even arrested the Alex, and after investigations and all we found out it was jack, his brother and wife trying to play a fast one on us, his wife claimed they had the money returned to me, which I also have the record of,” she posted.

However, the "Mad Over You" crooner says he has nothing to do with the American woman.

In a statement released by his management, the allegations levelled against the music star are all lies and they have contacted the necessary security agencies to arrest those involved in using the singer's name to commit fraud.

"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 it’s a group of impostors who may have duped 'Sawhn Rene' using Runtown's name. Runtown has never and will never defraud anyone," read the statement.

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