Abimbola Joseph, a Nigerian realtor working in Dubai and a former employee of Tigers Properties LLC Dubai, has come out to describe how he was falsely accused of fraud and the unpleasant consequences that followed.
While recounting his ordeal to our correspondent, Joseph expressed amazement and disbelief at how recently published articles by several online media sites cast him in a negative light.
Remember how several internet media outlets recently claimed that a Nigerian guy had been implicated in numerous instances of land fraud in Dubai, United Arab Emirates?
They also alleged that he was currently being prosecuted for obtaining money by fraudulent misrepresentation.
They alleged further that some of those defrauded who are also Nigerians have petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
But, responding to this, Joseph debunked such information, saying he was not caught in any fraudulent activity, adding that the EFCC was never after him, or prosecuted him at any time.
Joseph, while calling for justice, described the allegations as “not only malicious but defamatory.”
According to him, it is pertinent to note that I was never ever served by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), nor any other anti-graft agency, in Nigeria or anywhere in the world. The allegations published against me are not only baseless but also have no empirical evidence to back them up. These allegations were purported to cause significant damage to the good reputation I have built over the years.
Furthermore, he explained that the allegations have since had a negative toll on his image, however, demanding an immediate retraction of the allegations and a public apology from the said paddlers, within 48 hours or face legal actions.