Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke has denied owning an account on the picture sharing website, Instagram. Making this known in a statement via his media manager, Mitch Ngaman, the Nollywood bad boy denied any link to the account adding that it is being run by an ‘impostor’ who is currently on a mission to extort money from his unsuspecting fans.
The account currently has over 2700 followers and has shared 300 photos ranging from Jim Iyke’s trip to Dubai for 2face Idibia’s wedding to his recent photoshoot in the US
‘An impostor claiming to be Jim Iyke has set up an account on Instagram after cloning his Twitter account. Pictures and other authentic media are lifted from the star’s official Twitter page and transplanted onto the fraudulent Instagram account that already has nearly 3000 followers’, the statement read.
According to Ngaman, findings revealed that the fake account JimIykeOfficial which is still active attempted to scam a female fan of £5000 claiming to be Jim Iyke. Iyke’s rep said the impostor claimed he was stranded in a foreign country, and requested for money. He/she however ran out of luck when the targeted fan confided in someone who personally knew Iyke and raised the alarm.