Popular Nollywood star, Emeka Ike may be in an alleged serious scandal. As we learnt, he may go to jail if he fails to rectify the issue as soon as possible. The controversial former AGN presidential hopeful, we learnt, is allegedly involved in a bounced cheque scandal that we learnt, may take a jury to get him out.
As the story goes, the actor, who received a chieftaincy title in Egbonike, Anambra State and was recently made a Sports Ambassador for the newly launch project ‘RYTHM and PLAY’, is allegedly in a serious scandal, but this time, not in Nollywood nor power struggle, but a scam act that involves footballers.
Emeka Ike decided to give back to the community where he grew up, in Ogudu Ori-Oke Ojota Lagos state, by hosting a football tournament. The tournament was called Desert Football Tournament and was organized by Unity Football Association (UFA)
Emeka said the main reason why he decided to host the tournament was to help young talented footballers discover their talents, and thereby reduce crime rate in Nigeria. He also revealed that Tottenham and Togolese striker, Emmanuel Adebayo, has agreed to assist some stars to be identified at the football tournament, adding that some major clubs in Europe are also sending scouts to the tournament. On the posters in the streets of Lagos, it was included that Kanu Nwankwo and the Minister of Youth and Sport, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi will be their special guests of honor.
Each participating team was reportedly asked to pay the sum of N3000 for registration and 16 teams participated. Emeka Ike reportedly promised that he was going to reward the winner with the sum of N500,000 naira, the first runner up with N100, 000, and the 3rd place winner will get N75, 000.;
Aside the popular musician, Daddy Showkey, who came to rack up the excitement of the tournament with his presence, no other public figure was reportedly present. Six months after the tournament, we gathered that none of the winning team has redeemed their winning. As you read this, Emeka was alleged to have totally ignored frequent calls or test messages sent to him, after he allegedly issued a bank cheque to the guys.
When contacted, Emeka Ike declined to speak with us on the story. However, his manager, who later spoke to us, said there is no iota of truth in the story. According to Emeka's manager, the actor staged a competition that was aimed to make the society a better place, which turned out to be a success and glamorous. On the allegation that known public figures were not at the event, the manager said it is not true as reported. He said apart from Daddy Showkey, other top personalities too many to mention attended the occasion.
Story by entparrot.