20.04.2022 Featured Ada Ujaligwa, Lami Tanko… The Influencers Who Benefited from Ovaioza’s Fraud

Published 20th Apr, 2022

By Mariam Hamzat

Imu Ovaioza Yunusa, the founder and CEO of Ovaioza Farm Produce Storage Business (OFPSB), was recently given the nickname ‘Facebook Yahoo Girl’, after she allegedly defrauded numerous investors to the tune of several billions of naira.

Ovaioza was arrested on April 18 by police officers from the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID), Abuja, while attempting to flee the country with her husband.

However, before her arrest, and while the ‘business was still booming’, she ‘hired’ several social media influencers to help promote her ‘brand and business’.


Ada Ujaligwa
Ada Ujaligwa

One of such influencers is Ada Ujaligwa, a verified ‘public figure’ with over 100,000 followers on Facebook.

On many occasions, Ujaligwa made several posts on her page, promoting Oviaoza’s business, and encouraging all her followers to invest in it.


Lami Tanko With Ovaioza
Lami Tanko With Ovaioza

With over 60,000 followers on Facebook, Lami Tanko, a brand strategist, was another influencer who benefitted from the scheme. Tanko once made an appreciation post, thanking Oviaoza for a shopping spree and for the money she sent her.

READ ALSO: ‘Ignorance About SEC’ Fails to Save Ovaioza, as ‘Investors’ Continue Demanding Refund

However, when it became clear Oviaoza was a fraudster, Tanko quickly distanced herself from the activities of OFPSB, saying she was never a friend of its CEO. She also recently claimed the public appreciation she once posted to thank Oviaoza was just a ‘stunt.’

Lami Tanko's post praising Ovaioza


Okafor Christabel
Okafor Christabel

Okafor Christabel, a content creator with over 15,000 followers on Facebook, was recently a recipient of N1 million from Oviaoza, for being the first-runner up in an online contest that had nothing to do with OFPSB.

The prize money Okafor went home with from the actual organisers of the competition was N150,00.

Okafor Christabel's post praising Ovaioza


Nwa Okpoko
Nwa Okpoko

Nwa Okpoko, Ovaioza’s lawyer and adviser, also recently received a car gift from OFPSB’s CEO, whom he fondly calls ‘Wire Wire’, and her husband.

“Yesterday evening, Wire Wire and her man, David, pulled up in my house in two cars. I didn’t even get the memo till they D (David) got out of this Benz and handed the key to me,” he wrote in a post.

READ ALSO: Friend and Partner ‘With N27.9m’ in OFPSB Reveals ‘The Truth’ About Ovaioza’s Business


Gail Chukwu
Gail Chukwu

Gail Chukwu, also known as Gail of Lagos, a screenwriter with over 15,000 followers on Facebook, was also one of Oviaoza’s associates and promoters.

“I remember listing five things I wanted, to move my vlog forward, and asked the universe to make it happen,” she said in a December 2020 post.

“Well, she did. Ovaioza messaged me today and asked me what I wanted for Christmas. I told her a ring light and a body mic. She said okay and sent the money for them.”

Gail Chukwu's posts appreciating and hailing Ovaioza


Marline Oluchi
Marline Oluchi

Marline Oluchi is another influencer, known to have close ties with Oviaoza.

At different times, both of them had shared pictures of themselves hanging out and traveling together.

They are also constantly praising each other on their respective profiles. Recently, Marline confessed to encouraging people to invest in the business, when she recently came out to reveal the truth about Oviaoza’s business.

Marline Oluchi's post and hangout with Ovaioza

Recently, Marline confessed to persuading people to invest in the business. She made the confession while revealing the truth about how Oviaoza had squandered her investors’ billions.

Published 20th Apr, 2022

By Mariam Hamzat


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