I almost landed in Paris jail – Actress Ejine Okoroafor Lamented

OSBC
September 17, 2021

A Nigerian actress, Ejine Okoroafor, has revealed that she narrowly escaped being sent to jail in Paris over some fake Euro notes that were sold to her by a ‘reputable’ Nigerian bank.

The actress shared on her verified Instagram page her ordeal, stating that on that fateful day, she was ‘ashamed to be a Nigerian’. 

She wrote, “Thursday, the 16th of September, I was ashamed of being a Nigerian. At a mall here in Paris, I went to purchase some items and I was told the Euro notes I had were fake. I bought the money from a well-known bank in Nigeria (PTA).”

Okoroafor further said that she took the money to a bank in Paris and the cash machine seized the money and provided her with a receipt that the money was fake.

“I took it to a bank and a cash machine seized the €2,000 that was rightfully placed and rejected the last squeezed €500 with a receipt that the money is fake (because I was advised to pay the money into an account and withdraw in smaller denominations that they hardly spend (€500),” she added.

The actress said, “I asked my friend who lives here to help me with the transaction. So, we took the surviving €500 to MoneyGram to confirm its authenticity and we almost got into trouble; they wanted to call the Police on us.

“We eventually had to visit the Police station for her to report the incident to avoid her account from getting blocked or being negatively affected by this situation.”

Okoroafor claims that she later called the bank to explain what happened, but she did not get a favourable response. 

“Meanwhile, I called the bank manager when the ATM seized the money, to let him know what had happened. He said I should have called him when they told me at the mall; I should not have gone to the bank. I should return the money. 

“Apparently, he said they had been told to stop issuing that cash and I was never alerted. The alert would have helped me to be cautious.  “Dear Nigerians, avoid the big denominations for now if you need to collect via PTA system to travel. It is a real big shame. Thank you.”

Check Also

EFCC arrests ex-NDDC MD, Nsima Ekere over alleged N47bn fraud

Operatives of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, arrested the former Managing Director of …

Finance minister suspends AGF

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, has suspended the Accountant-General …

Breaking: Man City win 2021/22 Premier League season

A resilient Manchester City came from two goals down to beat Aston Villa and retained …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.