Nigerian veteran entertainer and media personality, Charles Oputa alias Charly Boy, has revealed that he used to be a fraudster.
He recalled when he was scamming banks way before cyberfraud, otherwise known as 419 or ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ became popular in Nigeria.
Charly Boy made the confession during the latest episode of The Honest Bunch Podcast, co-hosted OAP Nedu, Husband Material, Ezinne and Toun.
“I was scamming banks. Even before una begin hear of 419, I don do small,” the singer said.
Nedu probed; “You used to scam banks and they paid?”
Charly Boy replied, “Yes, of course.”
Watch him speak:
Meanwhile, in another news…
Ace singer, Peter Okoye also known as ‘Mr P’ earlier threatened lawsuits against two Nigerian banks for permitting impersonation.
The one half of PSquare music group lamented about some persons using his name to scam unsuspecting victims. He alleged that the imposter created accounts with the name ‘Peter Okoye PSQuare’ in the two aforementioned banks without the financial institutions doing due diligence.
Peter has been running a lottery programme which online fraudsters have taken advantage of to exploit fans who believe they are dealing with the singer.
Fed up with the constant attacks by people who claim he scammed them by demanding money, the ‘Cool It Down’ crooner questioned why banks would allow anyone to open an account in his name without verification, adding that he will sue for damages and intends to call out more banks.
He wrote: “Enough is enough. It’s either an inside job or otherwise. I have a name to protect here and save some of these innocent victims. So get ready for me and my legal team.
“How can @polarisbankltd and @myaccessbank allow someone to open an account in the name of “PETER OKOYE PSQUARE” without valid means of identification, no BVN, no biometrics, no verified address or even utility bill to correspond with the address of the account owner. Now they are using my name to scam innocent people. I’m suing this bank for damages @officialefcc take note.”