Comic, Seyilaw has reacted to the publish by Nigerian journalist, Oma Akutugba, the place he known as on the police to examine Seyi’s supply of earnings following the latest testimony he shared on-line about his newly acquired home. Seyi in a publish shared on his IG web page with images of his new apartment, mentioned he had solely N63, 000 prior to when he purchased the apartment. Learn right here.
Akatugba then took to his twitter deal with to say that the comic’s testimony is deceptive and that in a saner clime, the police would have been investigating Seyi’s declare of getting such a meager sum in his account earlier than buying such a tasteful apartment. Learn right here.
ReactIng to Akatugba’s name, Seyilaw in an interview with Punch, mentioned he welcomes the requires an investigation
”I really feel that it’s good that Nigerians are asking questions. If somebody asks the police to examine me, I believe it’s a good factor however I believe that there are individuals we should always demand that from. We should always demand extra of that from our flesh pressers. If somebody calls for that the police ought to examine, it’s not a foul factor. Nevertheless, one factor individuals ought to know is that I’m one of many only a few entertainers that can swear on his life that no politician has gifted me cash. Every thing that I personal right this moment got here from my sweat. One of many questions the journalist who known as me out on social media ought to have requested is, ‘have I totally paid for the home?’ He didn’t ask me and that is a part of his stupidity and the place he made errors”he mentioned
When requested how he was ready to afford the apartment, the comic mentioned
“If I invested about N15m in my Lagos present and made about N20m, I don’t assume I’ve made an excessive amount of revenue. If I invested about N5m in my Ibadan present and made about N9m, I don’t assume I’ve made an excessive amount of revenue. It means that I made a revenue of about N9m. I additionally did a present in Port-Harcourt and proper now, I’m planning one other present in Lagos. After I mentioned that I misplaced some cash on the reveals I did within the UK and Dublin, I didn’t imply that I misplaced all the things I invested. The explanation I mentioned I used to be so broke that I had N63,000 in my account was as a result of I had paid for the corridor I might use for my Lagos, Ibadan, Abuja and Port-Harcourt reveals amongst different bills and it bumped into hundreds of thousands of naira. These have been investments that price me about N20m. If I invested N20m for my reveals and had N63,000 in my account, does that imply that I should not have cash? I spoke about my landed property within the publish however no one referred to it.
I might not cease posting my testimonies on social media. I’ve been on a tour with PAL Pension, and my responsibility was to encourage college students. The journalist that made that assertion about my publish is somebody that is aware of me. He might have messaged me privately to clarify how I used to be ready to purchase a home based mostly on my testimony however he didn’t do that. That’s the manner a journalist is meant to ask questions. I repeat it once more and I swear on my blood and that of my mom’s that I’ve by no means been gifted cash by any politician. I dare any politician to come out and say they’ve given me cash. The truth is, I’ve been the one that have helped most wealthy individuals I do know as a result of I might do a present for them and they might make me do one other three at no cost. Am I not the one serving to them? I’ve helped extra individuals than they’ve helped me. I’m not a type of celebrities that do good issues in entrance of the digicam”.