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Don Jazzy audits Tech guy, Chizom over alleged squandering of N1.5m donation for coding programme

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Popular Nigerian music producer, Don Jazzy has reportedly demanded an audit into the N1.5 million he donated to enable 100 young Nigerians learn how to code.

The Mavin Records boss made the donation weeks ago following an appeal by the Founder of Code Hub Africa, Chizom Echehieuka, calling on him to sponsor 100 youths for the programme which costs N15k per person.

Barely days after Jazzy sent the money, lawyer Moe Odele accused Chizom of using his position to take advantage of girls seeking to learn how to code.

Following her claim, an associate of the tech guy took to Twitter to share reveal that he asked Chizom to step aside pending when investigations into the allegation will be concluded.

According to the man identified as Olufemi Aghe, Chizom also revealed that Don Jazzy wanted to audit him as he could not account for how the N1.5 was spent.

Olufemi wrote on Twitter;

”When Chizom came to me with the idea for CodeHub Africa, I was very excited to come on board as a mentor seeing as teaching is something I really love and it was also an opportunity for me to help people navigate their tech journey.

Being a self-taught developer, I know how difficult it can be trying to navigate through alone.

Recently, we all woke up to tweets from @hackSultan and Moe about how Chizom has been harassing tweeps with his code school.

This development made me very furious and I asked that he steps down and distance himself from Codehub( which he initially agreed to). I also made it clear that I wasn’t going to continue as a mentor with him being in charge.

When Chizom came to me with the idea for CodeHub Africa, I was very excited to come on board as a mentor seeing as teaching is something I really love and it was also an opportunity for me to help people navigate their tech journey.

Being a self-taught developer, I know how difficult it can be trying to navigate through alone.

Recently, we all woke up to tweets from @hackSultan and Moe about how Chizom has been harassing tweeps with his code school.

This development made me very furious and I asked that he steps down and distance himself from Codehub( which he initially agreed to). I also made it clear that I wasn’t going to continue as a mentor with him being in charge.

He called few days later saying @DONJAZZY wanted to audit him and he needs my help. He said he had contemplated suicide the previous night and was currently thinking of it (I don’t take issues like this lightly) so I agreed to help.

He told me he couldn’t account for how the money was spent as he had used most if it for personal purposes.

He also said that he will be paying mentors 500k each instead of the 250k he had initially stated.

(The second mentor declined the offer but I was able to convince her to continue for free as a new cohort was about to start)

Let me state here that at the inception of CodeHub, the initial agreement was that mentors get 10k out of the 15k paid by students.

But after the funding by @DONJAZZY and @DafriBank, he said mentors will be paid a lump sum of 250k as he intended to use the rest of the money for administrative and branding purposes.

He asked I help draft out a mail to Don Jazzy which I did” and I agreed to continue as a mentor on the condition that he steps down and gets a female co-founder who will oversee affairs (which he agreed to).”

 
 
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