Nigerians on Twitter are calling out Ireti Doyle, the mother of Kachi Onyeluo, for allegedly sending the International Police Organisation, commonly referred to as Interpol, after those who share strong opinions about her daughter’s fraudulent business.
On Saturday, Genghis Khan, a Twitter user, said his pregnant friend was arrested by Interpol and would have been sent to Kirikiri Prison over a tweet bordering on Kachi’s fraudulent hair business.
According to him, had Segun Awosanya, popularly known as Segalink, not stepped in, his friend would have suffered in prison.
“You kept a mother who has catered for the needy and the poor more than you have ever done in your entire career for two days with false allegations because you felt you have connections? God pass you shaa because we have a gift from God in the person of Segalink,” he said.
Concerned Nigerians, a civil rights movement, also said it had confirmed that Doyle had been intimidating people for making comments over her daughter’s deceitful activities. According to the group, Doyle is using the Nigeria Police to intimidate and harass people for speaking up on the matter.
While Doyle is yet to reply to a message sent to her by FIJ, her last tweet, dated October 28, suggests that she might be mean to whoever calls her out.
On October 11, Doyle posted on Instagram that she would not like to be associated with her daughter’s business, Kachi Beauty Products, adding that she’s only the business owner’s mother and not connected with the business in any way.
However, she promoted the business in its early stage, and Kachi’s supposed empowerment scheme attracted many young women and men, both in Nigeria and in the diaspora, because of her mother who is an actress and television presenter.
Rosemary Ugorji, a victim, told FIJ back in April, “After I saw Iretiola Doyle advertise her daughter’s hair on her page, I decided I was going to get the hair. I went ahead to collect money from my customers to purchase hair for them.
“I ordered 82 pieces of hair and two mannequins to the tune of N745,000, which was to be delivered in August 2020. I wish I could turn back the hands of time because purchasing hair from Kachi is my biggest regret in this life.”
In March, FIJ reported how Kachi duped several hair enthusiasts of over N40 million after promising to make them millionaires. Several months later, Doyle asked the victims of her daughter’s scam “to liaise directly” with the business owner “or the appropriate authorities equipped to deal with such matters”.
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