Fans of popular but controversial Nollywood diva, Tonto Dikeh were on Thursday evening, April 23, shocked when a post on social network site, Instagram, accused the actress of not just debt, but fraud.
The post by a lady who goes by the name Pearl, with the Instagram ID, @Pumpberry, accused Tonto Dike of owing her and refusing to pay.
And as if that was not enough, the lady who says she is just 23 years of age and struggling to make ends meet through her little fashion business, further accused Tonto of issuing her a dud cheque, a criminal offence under Nigerian laws.
Pearl further accused the controversial diva of blocking her (Pearl’s) account when she kept asking her for her money.
According to her, she was deceived by the actress’ position as a public figure and her the items on credit.
She posted, “Dear @tontolet, thank you for pushing me beyond my comfort zone. I trusted you as a celebrity and gave you a Givenchy luggage bag and handbag with you promising you will pay, you couldn’t afford the original so you asked for the replica, You ordered March 8th it was delivered March 20th and u had to pay that day but. It’s been over one month and it’s been story after story, you ignore my messages and calls, you claim you assistant was going to pay me, I called Peter and he said the check you gave him of the 8th bounced on the 10th.
“Dear Tontoh I am a young girl 23yrs old trying to run a business, I am embarrassed and I am upset at myself that I trusted you as a public figure to pay me back, now I ask you my money you block me on Instagram? Who does that? when I read the tiannah story I thought it was a lie but I am still amazed at the fact that you have stooped so low and blocking me when you owe me. You will pay me by fire by force, you will not bully me.
“I have lost respect for you as a woman and as a human. I will make sure everyone knows who you really are so you don’t go dupe another young girl, thank God I didn’t give you the authentic bags if not where will I be? God sees all the evil we do and it will come back to you x10000.repay my money. Let us not forget the Moschoni dress shirt and you just called to threaten me? That weed you are smoking is really making you delusional.
“You are a sorry excuse of a celebrity when real celebrities and actresses call themselves please remove your name from the list. Keep threatening my life I have all text messages to backup. Fake wannabe celebrity you couldn’t even afford authentic designer Gucci bags you chose fake Givenchy like all your other fake bags, you don’t even know authentic designer things.”
But Tonto Dikeh has come out to defend herself saying she knows the young lady in question, and only patronised her because she felt pity for her.
She says she had stalked her on social media for months before she finally accepted and bought something from her for her younger one.
She also said she called the lady to come and have her products when she discovered they were fake but she refused.
According to her, “I am not really the type to keep messages but am glad I did in this particular case….
“A young lady claims I owe her, as a celebrity, people think it is easy to scare us with the press but I am sorry not this time. After stalking my life through social media and text messages, I succumbed to ordering some items from this young lady in a way to support her business, she was truthful that she sold out the originals and convinced me by sending me messages of her previous deals with Omotola n few others. (messages which I still have but will respect evr1s privacy n not post but I told her I didn’t want since I wldnt carry them but she convinced me and since It was my younger friend’s birthday, I took pity I asked for the items. * when I saw these things, they were so fake* I asked her to come back and take the items severally as it has been with my house manager, we have never tried to pay her and we gave her no cheque. I am fake and broke? Pls, pls lady take a pic of the suppose cheque and pls post it here and I swear I will give you a million naira in cash. I know she might be pretty upset by the rejection and I will forgive u but am sorry I wouldn’t pay/buy nothing from u and I promise no celebrity will buy either…..none of the messages she posted online is on my phone….OK.”

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