Wednesday, October 24, 2012

‘There is no truth in the story’ – Kemi Adetiba denies EFCC arrest


Popular TV host and video director Kemi Adetiba has denied the reports going around that she was recently arrested by the officers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over her involvement in a N15m tussle with a Lagos based church.

In an exclusive correspondence with NET, Adetiba says there is ‘no truth in the story’ and that the article written by the Nigerian Enquirer magazine was made to ‘to tarnish her reputation’.

‘It has been brought to my attention that Nigerian Enquirer magazine published an article designed and calculated to tarnish my reputation. I want to say most emphatically that there is no truth in the story‘, Adetiba told NET.

‘I therefore serve notice to one and all, that no stone will be left unturned to seek justice from this clear case of libel. My lawyers have been instructed to institute legal action against all concerned. I thank friends and well wishers for their concern and support‘, she added.

The report had stated that Adetiba was taken in by the EFCC over ‘her involvement in a N15m belonging to a church in Gbagada area of Lagos’. The report also stated that she also had to ‘beg the officials of the EFCC to allow her host the show (Maltina DanceHall Season 6) promising she will sort out the debt as soon as she finished the show’.

Adetiba, a former OAP at Rhythm 93.7FM is the current host of Maltina DanceHall. She is also a video director credited for videos such as Bez’s ‘More you‘, TY Bello’s ‘The Future‘ and Omawumi’s ‘Today na today‘.

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