Client Calls Out Singer Perruzi Over fraudulent act


Client Calls Out Singer Perruzi Over fraudulent act

By Oluwatope Lawanson

A Nigerian singer and songwriter, Tobechukwu Victor Okoh popularly known as Peruzzi, has been called out by one Mr Udomah Daniel Idoteyin for obtaining N3 million under false pretense.

Peruzzi promised to perform at a client’s wedding but failed to show up at the event which took place on July 23 at E3 Event and Banquet Hall, KM. 1, Uyo Bassey Way, Uyo, Akwa-lbom State.

Idoteyin, claimed to have contacted him through a show promoter, Oluwatomi Sokenu to engage his services to perform at his wedding ceremony.

Legal Counsel Ademola Adefolaju, on behalf of Idoteyin in a petition demands that the singer return the said money.
In the petition dated August 4, 2022 titled: “Breach of Contract And Obtaining By False Pretence The Sum Of N3 million with Sundry Expenses From Mr Udomah Daniel Idoteyin” it said Peruzzi was contacted to perform at his wedding sometimes in May 2022, and a meeting was conveyed between him and the client’s with two members of his team Mr. Lawal Oluwafemi (Manager) and Mr. Agbeja Olaoye (Photographer) in attendance.
“It was agreed at the meeting that the the sum of three million will be paid for him to perform at the wedding reception. It was further agreed that our client shall be responsible for your flight and hotel reservation expenses, including that of your manager and photographer.
“Sequel to the agreement, the sum of Three Million Naira was paid to Peruzzi’s Zenith Bank account in two installments of N1.5 million each on May 25 and 27, respectively.
“In furtherance of the unanimous agreement and to facilitate the timeous arrival of the singer for the event, flight tickets was also booked for him and some members of his management team.
One Mr Lawal Oluwafemi his Manager and Mr Agbeja Olaoye his Photographer via Ibom Air.
“Also, A two-way ticket reservation (Business Class) for Peruzzi at the sum of NI80,000, and a regular class tickets at the rate of N120,000 was purchased for each of his manager and photographer,” he said
The legal counsel also explained that hotel reservation of two rooms at the Monty Suits, Uyo, Akwa-lbom State, was made for Peruzzi and his team members to guaranty his comfort throughout the stay in Uyo.
According to him, the said hotel reservation for two rooms was secured at the rate of N65,000 per night for two days.
“In a bid to ensure the success of the wedding reception, which necessitated the singer’s engagement to perform at the event, an expenses in the total sum of N3.6 million was incurred.
“In view of the foregoing, we hereby demand that the total sum of N3.6 million being the total expenses incurred by our client to secure your performance at his wedding reception,” he said
The client through his counsel therefore demands that a refund of N3.6 million be made within seven days of the service of the petition
This he noted included the cost of the aforementioned flight tickets and hotel reservations adding that if he failed to heed before the expiration of the period stipulated, they shall be left with no other option than to seek legal redress for the breach of contract.
He said: we shall pursue criminal channels for the offence of obtaining money by false pretence, with the attendant negative publicity.
It would be recalled that the singer was earlier called out by an event organiser, identified as Alh. Charliepumpin on Twitter, also claiming the singer refused to refund the N4.5 million paid him for an event in Enugu.
The showbiz organiser had called out the Nigerian singer for failing to show up at the event he was paid to perform on December 29, 2021.

The DMW star singer allegedly said flu and sneezing were his reasons for not attending the event, but Charliepumpin asserted that Peruzzi was seen at another clubhouse in the state on December 30, 2021.

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