Ejine Okoroafor, a Nigerian actress, has revealed that she narrowly escaped being despatched to jail in Paris over some fake Euro notes that have been offered to her by a ‘respected’ Nigerian financial institution.
The actress took to her verified Instagram web page to share her ordeal, stating that on that fateful day, she was ‘ashamed to be a Nigerian’.
She wrote, “Thursday, the sixteenth of September, I used to be ashamed of being a Nigerian. At a mall right here in Paris, I went to buy some objects and I used to be advised the Euro notes I had have been pretend. I purchased the cash from a well known financial institution in Nigeria (PTA).”
Okoroafor additional said that she took the cash to a financial institution in Paris and the money machine seized the cash and offered her with a receipt that the cash was pretend.
“I took it to a financial institution and a money machine seized the €2000 that was rightfully positioned and rejected the final squeezed €500 with a receipt that the cash is fake (as a result of I used to be suggested to pay the cash into an account and withdraw in smaller denominations that they hardly spend (€500),” she added.
In response to her, the incident virtually acquired her buddy in Paris in bother as nicely once they went to MoneyGram to know the authenticity of the foreign money.
The actress mentioned, “I requested my buddy who lives right here to assist me with the transaction. So, we took the surviving €500 to MoneyGram to verify its authenticity and we virtually acquired into bother; they needed to name the police on us.
“We finally needed to go to the police station for her to report the incident to keep away from her account from getting blocked or being negatively affected by this example.”
Okoroafor claims that she later known as the financial institution to elucidate what occurred however she didn’t get a beneficial response.
“In the meantime, I known as the financial institution supervisor when the ATM seized the cash, to let him know what had occurred. He mentioned I ought to have known as him once they advised me on the mall; I shouldn’t have gone to the financial institution. I ought to return the cash.
“Apparently, he mentioned they’d been advised to cease issuing that money and I used to be by no means alerted. The alert would have helped me to be cautious. Expensive Nigerians, keep away from the massive denominations for now if it’s worthwhile to accumulate through PTA system to journey. It’s a actual huge disgrace. Thanks.”