Tonto Dikeh, a Nollywood actress, has been mocked for the second time since the United Nations exonerated themselves, declaring the ambassadorial award/appointment to be a forgery that has nothing to do with them.
This was revealed by prominent Instagram blogger Xoxocruise, who claimed that the award is a hoax and that those behind it are using the media to target innocent and gullible Nigerians and defraud them of their money.
Remember how the actress and philanthropist flaunted her latest ambassadorial contract on her Instagram page? “I was recently honoured as a United Nations Noble International Ambassador and received the United Nations Rescue Services,” she wrote.
The blogger, on the other hand, presented evidence of a survivor who was duped after contributing money to a fictitious United Nations housing project in Nigeria.
According to a BBC article, Ronald Kayanja, the director of the United Nations Information Center for Nigeria, also said that the award has no connection to the UN.
According to Kayanja, a number of civil society groups engage in UN Economic Social Council (ECOSOC) meetings around the world, but this does not imply that they are members of the UN.
The blogger wrote on her Instagram page;
“PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT : Swipe to see evidence ===> Who will help me tell Tonto Dikeh that the Ambassador award she was given is a scam and those involved are aiming to target innocent and gullible Nigerians through the media attention this so-called award brings… And the end result is to scam them of their hard earned money ?
“From the 2nd slide you can read a WhatsApp conversation I had with my Uncle last year who would have been scammed to transfer his hard earned retirement money worth millions ! They approached him to contribute money for a fake “UN Housing project in Nigeria” to bring some millions for the projet to be awarded and after he’ll make profits…
My further investigation proved that their website is creepy and Facebook account is filled with fake charity projects they’re claiming to represent the UN but it’s not true. “Note that UNDP is responsible for such development project and they work with each UN country offices involved. Not some drunk looking imposter claiming to be some chief Ambassador and giving fake awards to Nollywood stars in order to catfish more victims.
“I will go ahead and add that with my experience working with the United Nation’s there is no such UN agency called the above name …The final slide from BBC @bbcnewspidgin further proves my point. Merely looking at Tonto’s post you can the influence such fake award is pulling and the danger of victims who will fall into such schemes.
Her fellow colleagues are congratulating, hailing and cheering her on. They don’t bother check before validation endorsing…. Is this the Nigeria we all looking forward to ? “I’m not against Tonto or any Nigerian celebrity but please guys try and verify before you’re used as part of a 419 scheme. Doesn’t tell well with the damages after all.“