Following reports of an appeal message purportedly seeking financial assistance for veteran actor, Enebeli Elebuwa, prominent Nigerian movie actress, Stella Damasus and director, Daniel Ademinokan have asked members of the public to be wary of such messages, claiming they are fraudulent.
They shared this information through a Blackberry broadcast message, stating that it was an attempt to fleece innocent people of their money.
The broadcast reads; ‘Please disregard any broadcast or information about saving Enebeli Elebuwa with N5million. It is a total FRAUD!! No hospital or medical institution or group of people responsible for the veteran actor’s health and well being has requested for such an amount.DO NOT pay any money to anyone and DO NOT deal with anyone asking for money. Uncle Enebeli Elebuwa is responding positively to treatment now and nobody has asked for a dime from anyone. DO NOT BE DUPED! BE WARNED! Please re-broadcast ASAP’. Stella Damasus
President of Actor’s Guild of Nigeria, AGN, Segun Arinze, also joined in re-broadcasting the message, apparently in a bid to create mass awareness about what they termed a scam. Enebeli Elebuwa is currently battling the aftermath of a stroke which has seen him out of action on the movie scene for several months.
He is reportedly receiving traditional treatment for the ailment, which has so far seen him being moved to various hospitals including St. Nicolas Hospital, in Lagos.