Popular actor, Olumide Bakare who was reported to be critically ill, needing the help of fellow Nigerians to raise funds for his surgery has now been reported to be seemingly lying about the amount needed for treatment.
According to a statement made by Best Of Nollywood TV, Olumide Bakare claimed he had serious heart and lungs issues and needed between 5 and 7 million Naira to stay alive, meanwhile it was alleged that the doctors in UCH said all he needed was less than 200 Thousand Naira as the doctors have resolved to treat him on drugs and not surgery anymore.
Read full report made by Best Of Nollywood TV below;
“Two days ago we were approached to raise funds for veteran Actor Olumide Bakare, we were told he was in a bad shape and was dying.
We took time to speak to him and he claimed he had serious heart and lungs issues and needed between 5 and 7 million to live again,we went to town with the story and shared his account details across our various social media platforms.
But things seems to be falling apart as it now seems that the Actor exploited his situation to milk kind hearted Nigerians dry as various persons in UCH and his close friends spoke to us today that OLUMIDE BAKARE might be lying.
Instantly we took our time to find out and we realised that within 48hrs of the campaign olumide had grossed 3.2m and a top actress had also secured a prominent politician who was to visit him on Monday with 3m.
We are in possession of an 11 minute audio conversation where olumide’s close friend spoke extensively about his true situation and in the conversation he alleged that the doctors in UCH told him that all he needs was less than 200 Thousand Naira
When we challenged him he had just one answer for us, “I don’t need the money of nollywood and if I have been here since January 18th without nollywood I will survive”
Below is a screen shot of a chat of a top UCH staff
We shall keep you posted as more facts emerge.