An unemployed Nigerian allegedly lavished an enormous sum of 2.7 million naira earmarked for business on his girlfriend, Igbere TV reports.
This is even when the bride ‘forcibly’ took ownership of a new iPhone 11 Pro Max intended for the man’s livelihood.
In a social media post seen by Igbere TV, a friend of unemployed Edward Onoriode said that his friend lost his job due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to him, this led his friend’s brother to send 10 brand new iPhone 11 Pro Max from the UK to his friend to sell and use the money to start a business.
Edward, who said he received the items once the shipment arrived, claimed that his friend ended up spending the N2.7 million the phones were sold to on his girlfriend, who has since left him.
“A friend lost his job due to the covid-19 pandemic. His elder brother, who is based in the UK, sent him 10 iphone 11 Pro Max so that he can sell and use the procedure to start a business and take care of himself.
“When the shipments landed, the lady handling the shipment was acting strange.
“He called me to help him get the package, I did it and in a few days I picked up the package.
“The same day that I delivered the package to his house, I met his girlfriend with him. When we opened the package together, he picked up 1 gold iPhone 11 Pro Max right away.
“I know the cost of the phone, the purpose of the phone, and my friend’s financial situation, so I told her to return the phone to me because it has a purpose.
“I also told him that when things fit my phone, he will use a much better phone than the iPhone 11 Pro Max.
“He hesitated and insisted that he should use an iPhone 11 Pro Max.
“The funny thing is that this girl is using a Samsung S9 while my friend uses an Infinix phone.
“The person who owns the phones is not enthusiastic about using an iPhone, but you, the girlfriend, insist on using one.
“My friend was carried away by love and could not say a word. I was the one fighting the battle like I owned the phones.
“There was no name that this girl did not call me in the presence of my friend. My friend did nothing but watch.
“I gave up and she took the phone.
“My friend and I went to Computer Village to meet the man we had told about the phones before they arrived. He inspected all phones and made payment as agreed immediately.
“Over N2.7m for the nine iPhones sold were paid to my friend’s account.
“I don’t know if my friend was enthusiastic, stupid, or carried away when the money hits his account. All I know is that he did not invest the money in any business.
“Weekly, he uploads photos and videos of himself and his girlfriend at expensive restaurants, clubs, and fast food.
“Every time I warn him, he tells me not to worry if he’s working on something. He claimed that he had kept N2m for the business in which he wanted to invest.
“This is a guy who owns me 150 thousand that I lent him during the pandemic.
“I made him pay me asap before the story came in.
“After he paid me my money, he stopped taking my calls and I also stopped calling.
“After more than three months, yesterday he called me crying that his girlfriend had ruined his life.
“He said all the money was gone. The business he wanted to invest in and suggested by his girlfriend was a scam and the girlfriend had run away.
“He’s begging me to help him with my connection so the police officers can track down his girlfriend and the guy who scammed him gets his money back.
I hissed and cut the call.
“I hate stupid people.
“This is common among most young people, they allow little money and their girlfriend to control them.
“As a man, always make sure you don’t get carried away by girls or money. If you are in love, love with your head and stop being STUPID.
“Let me add this; I couldn’t fully hear him when he called yesterday because he was angry and irritated. I don’t know the details of the business he’s talking about if his girlfriend was involved with the guy who scammed him.
“When he’s calm, I’d visit him, get all the details, and help him.”