Charly Boy admits to receiving “nine figures” from government
The leader of a Nigerian socio-political movement #OurMumuDonDo Movement has admitted to collecting millions of naira from Festus Keyamo, a spokesman for President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign team.
Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy told Roots TV that Keyamo paid him money in “nine figures” in the run-up to the country’s presidential election in February.
Charly Boy, however, claimed that the money was a payment for the right to use a song he recently composed.
“When Keyamo came to discuss Deji’s matter, he heard my new song that I was working on…where I was dissing Atiku,” Charly Boy said.
“I don’t care. But if you want to use my work, you pay for it.”
“Of course, he paid for it. And they paid heavy.”
When asked how much the money was, Charly Boy admitted that the money was in “nine figures” mentioning no specific amount.
The song, ‘Another Guy Man,’ was posted to YouTube on January 25. It has 6, 687 views on Charly Boy’s channel as at Friday morning.
In it, he criticises both People’s Democratic Party and All Progressives Congress, with more scathing criticisms reserved for PDP’s Atiku Abubakar while President Buhari was left out totally.
He further said in the interview that others in the #OurMumuDonDo, including the co-convener of the movement, Deji Adeyanju, who quit the group earlier in the week, demanded that he share the money with them.
Adeyanju accused Charly Boy of betraying the movement by collecting a bribe from the Buhari Campaign when he (Adeyanju) was in prison.
A tape of a conversation between him and Adeyanju was leaked. Charly Boy admitted during that conversation he collected money from Keyamo.
Charly Boy has led several protests against the current government which led to clashes with the police.
Although Adeyanju said he did not leak the tape, he, however, admitted to sharing it with “a few persons in confidence.”
Before the interview was made public Adeyanju,claimed he rejected offers of about $2 million made to him by the agents of the Nigerian government to quit opposing the government.
“Since 2017 till date, I have been offered over $2million to compromise but I refused,” Adeyanju tweeted.