Nigerian author and lawyer, Reno Omokri, who has been at the vanguard of the campaign to free the Dapchi Schoolgirl Leah Shurabai who was left behind in Boko Haram has been accused of using the gains of the campaign to live a flamboyant life.
The lawyer who has been trending on social media since Friday morning was accused of being a fraud and uses his position to deceive people.
In any case, the author has responded to the cases and says he has never taken the cash that originates from the crusade — he has set out on the battle exclusively financed with his very own cash.
However, the bestselling author has reacted to the allegations by saying that he has never taken money that comes from the campaign.
I am currently enjoying the time of my life in Ethiopia and I am too BLESSED to be STRESSED by the DISTRESSED who are spreading rumours that I am benefiting from my Free Leah Campaign. I started the #FreeLeahSharibumovement and I‘ve not and will not make money from it. I wrote a book on Leah Sharibu and gave ALL the money to her mum.
I uses my own money to make #FreeLeahSharibu T-Shirts and I sold them to the public and asked buyers to pay the money DIRECTLY to Leah’s father’s account. If there is anyone who has paid me money in public or secret, then be bold enough to EXPOSE me.
I have NOT collected money from any CHARITY or FOUNDATION. Why would I? MONEY is not my PROBLEM. My PROBLEM is how to INVEST and SPEND the money I made LEGALLY from my Number One Bestseller. God APPOINTED me. My haters can’t UNDART or DISAPPOINT me.
Because of the #FreeLeahSharibu movement, I have been to 27 countries in 2019 (so far) with MY OWN MONEY. I have met and convinced world leaders, including Boris Johnson, and pop stars, including Shalamar, to wear the Free Leah T-Shirts ON MY OWN DIME.
I went to Mount Everest because of #FreeLeahSharibu and made the movement go global. My money and my money alone is driving the movement. I have not collected a DIME from any local or international agency. If you have proof to the contrary, EXPOSE me.
I don’t mean to be vain. I only say this because of what these bitter haters are saying. But, God blessed me with:
GOOD BOOKS, and
So of course they will hate me. They want to be me. But it is not by power or might, but by God’s grace.
Finally, if I have taken money from any agency or charity, then may God PUBLICLY punish me. But if these haters have falsely accused me, then my Father in heaven, please PUBLICLY avenge me. Meanwhile, #FreeLeahSharibu continues. Haters, think of new LIES