Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Actress Tells Her SAD Story Of How She Went To Jail Over What She Knew Nothing About

Most of you will remember Yetunde Akilapa, an actress that was sent to jail for wrong accusation of theft. She was later discharged and acquitted in court for lack of evidence. She tells her story to First Weekly below.

There is a rumour that you were set up by your friends, how true is this?

Yes, it’s true. Some of my friends set me up.

Why did they do that to you?

Let me narrate everything to you from the beginning. I am into business, I sell weave-ons. I learnt hairdressing before joining acting, it was just that I had no time for the business because of my acting career. I used to have a salon at Bariga area of Lagos State, but I left the place for a friend, Titi, who is a cousin to my boyfriend, Wale. The only thing I didn’t give her was the weave-ons in the shop. I told her to sell them, and that she should give the money to my younger sister, who lives near the shop. However, she refused to deliver the money she made from the sales to my sister. I later went there to pick up all my things in the shop and requested for my money. To my surprise, she claimed that there was no money with her because a lot of people owed her.


An argument ensued between her and my sister, which resulted into a fight during which she stabbed my sister. I reported the matter to the police, who arrested and detained her. Her cousin, who was my boyfriend, and others were against me over the action and pleaded with me to withdraw the case from the police, which I later did.

So, how did the set up happen?

There was a woman I met at Next Salon at Akoka, Lagos, who liked what I sell. I told her I could do home delivery. We exchanged numbers and she gave me her address. She stays at Fola Agoro, which is near my place at Bariga all in Lagos. Most times when she calls me to deliver some weave-ons for her at home, I would either at locations or busy with something else. I later tried to call her on the phone, but it was not going through.

One day, I decided to visit her at home. On getting to the place she gave as her residence, the place was quiet as I didn’t see anyone outside. It is a block of six flats at Fola Agoro. I knocked a door and someone came out to attend to me. Bu,t when I asked to see the woman, who told me she is called Mama Ayo, the lady that attended to me claimed there was nobody like that in the place. The woman thereafter called other tenants and accused me of being an informant because she said they had robbed the house in December 2012, and this incident happened in March.

Before I could say Jack Robinson, they started shouting at me. I told them I was an actress, but nobody listened to me. They ransacked me and found a bunch of keys on me, which has about 15-20 keys. They claimed they were master keys I used for robbery. Even when an actress friend of mine, Queen Oluwa, called my phone when I was there, they claimed she was trying to know how successful my surveillance was.

They later took me to the police station and I was detained. My boyfriend and his cousin later got to know about my ordeal They later testified at the police station that I was an actress and a bail was to be arranged for me to get out of the station. They were always outside, whenever they came and I thought they were discussing how I would get out of the station.

On a particular day, when of my accusers came to the police station as directed by the police, he was surprised that I slept over at the station. He told my sister that he had informed the police that I should be released since it was confirmed that I was an actress and not a thief. He later signed a document with the police that I should be released. I was happy that the matter had been resolved, but unknown to me, this was the beginning of a big problem. 

The police later came to tell me that my house would be searched in the afternoon. I asked them to tell me the reason for that, but they did not tell me anything. During this time, Wale and Titi were in the DPO’s office, and I thought that they were negotiating my release. The police that searched my house reported back to the DPO and presented the receipts to him.

At the DPO’s office, a guy interrogated me and introduced himself as a PM. I thought he was a Production Manager, but unknown to me, he was a journalist from PM News. It was later I got to know about this. He was the one that reported in the media that I was sent to Kirikiri Prison for robbery.

After leaving the DPO’s office, I was told that I would be charged to court. Three days after, I was charged to court.
My friends were behaving as if they were behind me. Even when my sister helped in securing a lawyer for me, my friends said he was a not a good one and offered to get me a good lawyer. I didn’t agree to that, maybe I would have rot in jail if I had not rejected their offer.
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But how did you come about the 100 bunch of keys?

This was the handiwork of the journalist that broke the story. When I even asked Titi about the media report, she rained abuses on the PM News guy that he was a stupid person. Titi told me that she knew the guy was a journalist and that she was giving me signal at the DPO office not to respond to his questions, but that I didn’t notice.

Even my bosses (Ogogo and Yinka Quadri) were annoyed with me that I didn’t inform them about the whole matter. I told them I never thought it would turn out to be what it became. They stood solidly behind me despite everything.

Let me tell you something, Titi dated the DPO because of my matter. I later got to know the whole truth of the matter later. I would have rot in jail but God helped me out. She was jealous of how I get money to do some things.

Do you still relate with Titi?


Never, such a person should not be mingled with at all because she is a dangerous element.

35 comments:

  1. I hope she has stopped dating that boy because she didn’t say anything like that

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  2. Nigerian police are wack

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  3. Kai yorubas and betrayers

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    1. It will be nice 4 u to put dat ur filthy fingers to rest, nobody is forcing u to comment ewu head

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    2. The day we realise that tribalistic comments have no place in our country, the day Nigeria will rise up as one to build a better society for future generations.

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    3. Anon 9:31, dont mind the senseless idiot... Chai ibos and ritual now they have gone cray because december is here. My pple be careful of ur ibo frnds n how u go to their house o

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    4. but its true nau.... they are betrayers. never to be trusted, very sarcastic too. and two-faced.

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    5. just like d animalistic ibis who will betray n deceive u till u get into their traps n use u for rituals. so bad dry use their kids too smh

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  4. I feel sorry for her

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  5. I still don't see how Titi set you up. She stole your Weave money, Yes. But she wasn't at the Fola Agoro residence where you were accused.

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  6. If ur story is true den u shid tank ur star for scaling u through.

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  7. Thank God You are out. Flee from those set of people, Titi, your boy friend, dey are evil. My kind advice sha.

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  8. Anon 08:46. What do you mean by ''yorubas and betrayers'' ode. people like you are the ones that snatch boyfriends, forge signatures and the likes. didirin omo!

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  9. bt she did not provide any useful answer as to how she come abt d bunch of keys in her possession

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  10. story don't tie up. good u r out though but keep your hands clean. 15-20 keys in your bag speaks volume. I waka pass

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  11. Thank God for your and run for that your boyfriend...

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  12. Nigeria is a failed state this is somany innocent people are rotting in jail coz of swap of justice. While the thieves (politicians) are being celebrated.

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  13. i hate yoruba ppl! period. insult me if u like : ))))

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    1. Kill yourself then because we are here to stay

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    2. We love you darling.
      Hate is a corrosive emotion. While it does nothing for the person its directed at, iturns harden the heart, blackens the blood and warps the mind of the hater. Get rid of it.

      God bless you and remove hatred from your heart. Amen,
      Merry Christmas in advance.

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  14. She never said something about the 100 bunch of keys they caught with and I did not see any setup by Titi. All the same thank God you are out.

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    1. Bloody fool did u not hear her say the key was 15-20 keys? If it's not set up then she will go to block of flats broad day light and steal abi? Oloshi if u really feel sorry for her you won't ask that stupid question......May you be falsely accused wrongly then you will know how it feels

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  15. Simple question "How did u come about a bunch of 100 keys in ur bag?" u begin bread & butter story. This story get comma. Anyway thank your God.

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  17. WHAT OF THE KEYS? 15-20? THIS LADY MIT BE A THIEF...SHE DID NOT MENTION HOW SHE CAME ABOUT THE KEY OR SHE DEY LIVE FOR MANSION..

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  18. from what i can glean from the whole account i dont think she is neither educated nor enlightened..a bf you are already having issues with concerning his sister is still the main person in charge of your case when you have a junior sister…
    while all the accusations were going on her presence of mind could not teach her to call either ogogo or yinka quadri? with that alone the star quality would have absolved her with the accusers before it became a police issue

    hopefully she has learnt from this,and the publicity would have helped propel her

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    1. The Story Taya Me o! I was wondering why she didnt let her colleagues know.
      *strolls off*

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  19. Abeg what akin Yeye story is this. Does not add up at all

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  20. It's a BS defense. So-called Nollywood guys do all stuffs. Hard drugs, prostitution, gigolo, pimping and now armed robbery? Just for fame? The police should re-open this case and get to the bottom of it. Armed robbery cases can be re-opened. What are you doing with 15-20 keys as an "actress"? Yes, Lagos crowd can be extremely paranoid especially on security issues, but how can you not defend yourselves properly even after you have been freed in this type of life and death situation? Something is really, really fishy. Don't you have parents or elders in your family to handle a matter as serious as armed robbery? What's Titi's or Wale's own in this for Christ sake? Did they ask you to go to an unknown neighborhood with 20 keys in your bag, looking for an equally unknown client? What's this?

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