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Adunni Ade Denies Owing Murphy Afolabi N250,000

Popular actress, Adunni Ade has opened up on the rumour spreading like wild harmattan fire that she is owing her colleague, late Murphy Afolabi N250,000.

Adunni in a statement by her lawyers said:

“On behalf of popular Nollywod actor and content creator, the unassuming Aduni Adewale, a.k.a Adunni, we write to set the record straight regarding a video making the rounds in which our client was called out by a Muslim Cleric with claims of her owing the late Actor/Producer, Mr. Murphy Afolabi. The allegation is false.”

“First in the words of Adunni: “This isn’t the time for anyone to slander others or say things that will impinge negatively on the memory of a man I treated with honour and respect. Let us all respect the dead. I never cheated him in his lifetime nor would I ever cheat him or anyone in the after life. May his soul rest in peace.”

“Our firm hereby states for the record (in the words of Adunni Ade): “Sometimes in July 2021, the late Mr. Murphy Afolabi reached out to me, requiring my services for a movie production. He appealed to me stating that it was a self funded production that he couldn’t afford my professional fee, but that he would need my moral support.”

“I asked how many scenes and duration expected of me on set. He said 10 scenes and that I would spend one day. He offered to ‘fuel my car’ as honorarium, which payment was made on 02 July 2021 for N150,000.”

“Unfortunately, on 11 July 2021 shortly before the commencement of the production, I lost my younger brother.”

“I contacted Mr. Murphy Afolabi a few days afterwards to request for his bank account details, to send him a refund, as I would be travelling to the United States for my younger brother’s funeral, and to spend time with the rest of my family.”

“He insisted I held on to the money while he figured out whether to move the shoot forward or contact me for another one.”

“I returned to Lagos end of September 2021 and waited for his call. Mr. Murphy Afolabi contacted me 08 October 2021 and said he wanted to start a new job soon and needed me for 4 days, playing the lead but for the same amount of N150,000 which he had paid in July.”

“I respectfully declined, requested for his bank account details and transferred to his bank account the full refund of N150,000 on the same day, 08 October 2021.”

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