Kelvin T.Y. Solomon

29.12.2021 news Self-Acclaimed Danjuma’s Son Who Wants to Be Taraba Governor Pockets Loan Seekers’ Money

Published 29th Dec, 2021

By Yakubu Mohammed

On December 22, Rose Raymond, Paulina Ejikwa, Okechukwu Ikechuwu and Isaac Solomon remitted the sum of N170,000 into the account of Kelvin T. Y. Solomon, a Taraba State gubernatorial aspirant, to get a loan of N2.7 million. But Solomon, who claims to be the second son of T. Y. Danjuma, a former Chief of Army Staff and Minister of Justice, cut off communication with Rose and her colleagues after receiving the money.

Banking on his philanthropic strides, Solomon had said his people in Taraba State called him to vie for governor in 2023. In a video obtained by FIJ, youths were seen on motorcycles holding posters of his picture and name.

Taraba youths campaigning for TY Solomon

Meanwhile, Rose and Solomon had been friends on Facebook. “I was his friend on Facebook and when I went through his statuses, I saw him display money, calling people to come if they needed help,” Rose told FIJ.

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“Subsequently, I asked him why he could not get a platform for his philanthropy. He would later call me, giving his reasons for not running a platform. He said it was a personal thing, not for the government or foundations.”

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In a fashion that looks philanthropic, Solomon gives loans by dividing the amount into two. The beneficiary gets half of the loan for free and repays the remaining half on a monthly basis. But he gives a beneficiary three-month grace before paying back.

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Prior to loan disbursement, the beneficiary must remit 10 percent of the amount he wants to take. However, the prerequisites for the loan are the beneficiary’s National ID card, passport and phone number.

After meeting the conditions, Rose, on behalf of her colleagues, transferred N170,000 to Solomon. But Solomon told her the percentage paid did not meet the requirement of the N2.7 million loan they wanted to take. They needed N270,000 to be eligible.

TY Solomon

He promised to refund the money to Rose, but he has failed to fulfil the promise. The following day, he blocked her on Facebook and barred her from calling his line. 

Rose, who applied for N800,000, remitted N50,000. Solomon applied for N1 million with N50,000. Paulina went for N500,000 with N30,000, while Okechuwu asked for N400,000, depositing N40,000 as his 10 percent.

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FIJ placed several calls to Solomon, but they were not answered. At press time, he had not responded to a text message sent to him.

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Published 29th Dec, 2021

By Yakubu Mohammed


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