Veteran Nollywood actress turned businesswoman, Lilian Bach, has explained the circumstances that landed her former manager, Adedoyin Sulaiman in Kirikiri prison, Lagos.
According to the fair skinned actress, Adedoyin took advantage of the fact that she was hardly in the country and looted funds to the tune of 7 million naira from her shop. She added that Adedoyin was able to steal so much from her because she thought she was a Christian.
“The lady took advantage of the fact that I travel a lot to steal and loot so much from my shop. After the auditing I did with a reputable auditing firm, I realised she’d stolen more than N7 million. She got herself an American visa and was going to flee the country. It was sometime in October last year that she gave me a call that she wanted to see me. I asked her to talk to me over the phone and she then sent me a copy of her visa. I was happy for her and because I trusted her so much, she got into me posing as a true Christian,” she told New Telegraph.
She also revealed that Adedoyin would have escaped to the United States with her money if not for the new sales manager who blew the ‘whistle’ that led to her being caught.
Lilian said, “If I could leave my business in care of someone and travel as frequently as I’d done, it was because I trusted her… I told her to let us find a replacement and she told me she’d got someone. So, it was the new sales girl that told me of how badly she and some of her family member had been stealing from my shop. I told the police who picked her up and I got my account audited. It was the police that charged her to court and when she was unable to meet the bail conditions, she was detained at Kirikiri prisons.”
Meanwhile, reports have it that the manager pleaded not guilty in her suit and said she only borrowed a total sum of N120,000 to pay her child’s school fee.